21 Aug '11, 11am
Swedish royal couple turned away from restaurant Finally, a show of equal treatment for all comers. Good for Nadine!
BERLIN (AFP) - A red-faced restaurant owner in southern Germany admitted on Sunday she had turned away Sweden's king and queen when they asked for a table after failing to recognise them. Nadine Schellenberger of Zum Gueldenen Stern, a half-timbered inn and pub founded in the 16th century in the centre of the southwestern town of Ladenburg, said the royals stopped in while she was hosting a wedding party. 'I didn't recognise them. I mean without crowns and sceptres... I am just not up on royal families and I don't have time for glossy magazines,' she told AFP after the incident on Thursday. 'Whether you're a street sweeper or queen - we just didn't have a table or enough manpower in the kitchen at that time and our hands were tied.'