LONDON - British police guarding Queen Elizabeth were told to “keep their sticky fingers out” of nuts laid out for guests around Buckingham Palace because the monarch was irked about how many they were eating, a London court heard Thursday.
A memo was circulated to officers telling them to rein in their consumption because the monarch was miffed about the amount taken before the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, a jury at London's Old Bailey, the main criminal court, was told.
The revelations emerged at the trial of former top editors at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid. They have been charged with phone hacking and other illegal activities, including the payment of public officials.
“The problem is the police on patrol eats the lot,” Goodman wrote, adding that the notice was “telling them to keep their sticky fingers out.”
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