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Royal mix-up over lager delivery

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle had no record of the order for 12 barrels of lager

Twelve barrels of lager destined for a pub called The Windsor Castle were delivered to the Queen's Berkshire residence by mistake.

A lorry carrying 2,000 pints, ready for England's football match with Croatia, turned up at the real Windsor Castle.

Royal staff had no record of the order and turned the delivery away.

They eventually made it to the pub of the same name, which is five miles away in Maidenhead, but they were three hours late.

Pub manager Misko Coric said: "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.

"It was a silly mistake - these things can happen.

"The barrels did eventually arrive, about three hours late, so there was no problem."

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