A pet peeve of Queen Elizabeth’s was recently revealed and it is literally nutty! Apparently the Queen is a fan of nuts and she has them set out in bowls throughout the palace, according to the Associated Press via Yahoo News on Dec. 12.
A problem emerged with the royal nuts, as it seems that the police patrolling the palace were helping themselves to them. This did not make the Queen happy and she requested that the police keep their hands off the royal nut bowls holding cashews and almonds along with a vast variety of nuts.
The Queen started marking the levels of the nuts in each container to make sure that no more royal nuts were gobbled up by the police on foot-patrol of the palace. Now how would anyone get their hands on this bit of information?
This reveal dates back to the hacking of the emails of the royal staff, which was a scandal a few years back. This hacking resulted in the trial of the News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman and other staff members in the hacking-related charges.
Apparently one of the emails discussed sending a memo around to the palace police to keep their mitts out of the nut bowls. The nut email was used as evidence by the prosecution during the trail to show Goodman’s inside knowledge of palace activities.
Goodman was briefly jailed for eavesdropping on the voice mails of aides to Prince William and Prince Harry. This hacking scandal apparently collected some unusual trivia like the Queen’s infatuation with who was consuming the palace nuts.
Goodman wrote an email to his editor Andy Coulson after allegedly eavesdropping on the voice mails of the royal staff about the Queen’s royal nuts:
"Problem is that police on patrol eat the lot ... memo now gone around to all palace cops telling them to keep their sticky fingers out."
The nut allegations are something that Buckingham Palace officials have declined to comment on. The hacking allegations eventually led to shutting down Sunday’s bestselling newspaper, the News of the World by Murdoch’s News Corporation. This news corporation has paid millions in compensation to the folks that had their voice mails hacked. There it all is in a nut shell, the alleged nut saga at the palace.