A mistake anyone could make

When patrons showed up at the Windsor Castle pub in Maidenhead, England, on Thursday to watch England vs. Croatia in a World Cup soccer qualifier and quaff beer, they had to be patient. Not with the TV set, but with the drink supply.

Turns out a truck carrying 12 barrels of beer had mistakenly tried to deliver the load to a place five miles away. That other Windsor Castle. The one with a queen in it.

Once guards at Queen Elizabeth's abode determined that no such shipment was expected, they called around and found out the pub was in need of its beer.

"It was a silly mistake. These things can happen. The barrels did eventually arrive, about three hours late, so there was no problem," pub landlord Misko Coric told reporters.

"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.

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