Queen Elizabeth was delivered 12 barrels of lager by mistake recently.

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Staff at the queen’s Berkshire residence Windsor Castle were amazed when a lorry carrying 2,000 pints of lager arrived at the grounds, but a royal protection officer quickly realised the delivery was meant for a pub called Windsor Castle located five miles away.

The staff member telephoned pub landlord Misko Coric, who confirmed he was
waiting for the beer to arrive.

Misko said: “We have taken delivery of Windsor Castle headed notepaper and letters for Prince Charles – but this is the first time they had anything destined for us.”

A royal spokesman is quoted in The Sun as saying: “It was very funny. But there’s no way the queen sits down in the evening with a pint.”

Meanwhile, the queen has requested a visit to the British headquarters of Internet search engine Google next month.

The 82-year-old royal was the first monarch to set up her own channel on Internet site YouTube – which allows site users to share video clips and watch rare footage of the queen’s parents – and is in regular email contact with her grandchildren Prince William and Zara Phillips.

During her visit to Google, the queen will meet those responsible for her YouTube channel, which attracted one million visitors in its first week.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “During her reign the queen has always kept up to date with the latest technology. The visit to Google is another example and shows how willing she is to embrace new technology and change.”