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Queen Elizabeth II Caught Growing Magic Mushrooms At Buckingham Palace



The Associated Press reported Friday that a magic ‘shroom was found growing in the Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace by a media crew setting up for a television broadcast. While they surmise it to be a coincidence, we aren’t buying it. Nonetheless, we’d totally love to go for an afternoon trip with the Queen in her garden — call us up! Check out the AP’s full report below:

LONDON (AP) — A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties was found growing at Buckingham Palace but no one suspects Queen Elizabeth II of cultivating the magic mushroom. (Editorial Note: Not true, we do.)

The Amanita muscaria was found growing wild in the extensive palace gardens during preparations for a television show.

The mushroom’s hallucinogenic properties have long been known and it has commonly been used in rituals.

Palace officials said Friday there are several hundred species of mushrooms growing in the palace gardens, including a number of naturally occurring Amanita muscaria.

The mushroom can be beneficial to trees but can be poisonous to humans.

Officials say mushrooms from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens.