Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Queen Elizabeth's bad bad day

Cattle rustlers stole prized cows and bulls from an English country estate of Queen Elizabeth that were being fattened up for the royal dining table.

Tony Barratt, the farmer in charge of some 300 livestock on the British queen's Sandringham estate in southeastern England, told Reuters on Wednesday that police were investigating the disappearance of the cattle over the last week and said they had probably been illegally slaughtered by now.

The 19 animals were kept at Sandringham in Norfolk, about 100 miles north of London.


THIEVES have buzzed off with half a million of the Queen’s honey bees destined for Balmoral. The bees, which were about to be delivered to the Queen’s Balmoral Estate on Deeside, were stolen from a Scottish farm.

A total of 11 beehives were taken from Learilaw Farm, near Broxburn, in West Lothian which supplies the Queen’s estate. The bees, valued around £5,000, were due to arrive at the Queen’s estate in time for the July harvest.

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