Wrong address: Beer sent to queen’s castle by mistake

September 12th, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 11 (DPA) A lorry-load of beer destined for football fans at the Windsor Castle pub in Britain was mistakenly delivered to the castle of Queen Elizabeth II after which the pub is named, it was reported Thursday.A lorry carrying 12 barrels of lager turned up at the gates of Windsor Castle, near London, but royal staff had no record of the order.

They called the pub with the same name in nearby Maidenhead where the delivery was keenly awaited to quench the thirst of fans watching the England versus Croatia World Cup qualifier Wednesday.

“It was a silly mistake - these things can happen. The barrels did eventually arrive, about three hours late, so there was no problem,” said Misko Coric, the pub landlord.

“We have received mail for the royal household here before but I think this is the first time they have received anything meant for us,” he said.

The queen, known to be a fan of the fizzy soft drink Lucozade, will not have been amused, Coric added.

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