Queen Elizabeth Got Pranked With Domino’s Pizza Delivery to Buckingham Palace

It takes a lot of courage to prank Queen Elizabeth. Amazingly, that’s exactly what someone did in June 2019. The person who suffered the most, however, was the pizza delivery driver who had no idea how badly he’d been tricked while trying to deliver four cheeseburger pizzas to Buckingham Palace.

Ordering pizzas for an unsuspecting victim is the oldest trick in the book. Ordering them for Her Majesty? That’s a foolish endeavor that probably won’t be repeated.

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Queen Elizabeth did not order 4 cheeseburger pizzas

On that Thursday in June, a Domino’s delivery driver was stopped at Buckingham Palace gates while trying to deliver four cheeseburger pizzas to Buckingham Palace, Food & Wine reported. The order was called in under the name “Elizabeth.”

“The driver was stopped by two armed police officers who got him to get off his bike and park up,” a source told The Sun. “One of them then radioed through to the control room to check if the Queen had indeed ordered a pizza. The next thing the copper said was ‘Sorry sir, Elizabeth is the name of the Queen — and she lives at Buckingham Palace. I think someone is winding you up.’ The poor guy looked very confused and just rode off.”

The Domino’s manager found the prank funny

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Prank pizzas often result in wasted time and wasted food, but at least in this instance, the London Victoria location store manager was amused by the incident.

“We’ve always suspected the Queen was a secret Domino’s fan and the order to Buckingham Palace almost confirmed our suspicions,” Zsuzsanna Queiser said. “We didn’t quite make it past the gate, but the four large cheeseburger pizzas seemed to go down pretty well with the police officers on duty. Next time, Your Majesty.”

It’s a little strange that no one questioned the name or delivery location, especially considering that the order was placed by phone. But maybe the person just assumed Queen Elizabeth was in the mood for some Domino’s that evening. Stranger things have happened.

What does Queen Elizabeth eat at home?

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It’s unclear if the queen enjoys delivery pizza from time to time, but based on her healthful daily diet, it seems unlikely. Most days for breakfast, Her Majesty enjoys hot tea and Special K cereal. For lunch, she chooses fish and veggies. Dinner consists of meat, a carb such as potatoes or rice, and a side of vegetables. The queen avoids garlic and onions generally.

But the main clue we have that Queen Elizabeth would not ever order four cheeseburger pizzas is that she is very disciplined with meals and never overeats. According to one royal chef, the queen plans her meals in advance and insists on small portion sizes. That’s partly how she’s kept her weight in check over the decades despite having frequent social dinners.

The queen does have the occasional treat though. She indulges in chocolate biscuit cake plus sips on champagne and other cocktails, like her favorite Dubonnet.