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Queen Elizabeth sees a self-service order for the first time



For the first time the queen was shown a self-service order in a supermarket – and she left her with more questions than answers.

She joked, "then you can not deceive?" While visiting Sainsbury's self-service cash desks to mark the 150th anniversary of the supermarket today.

The 93-year-old monarch inspected the technology this morning as he walked through the replica store, saying he would certainly help those who "rush".

As part of her visit, she was told how the war regime was modeled on how families now use self-service safes to get their weekly shop.

Talking to manager Damien Corcoran, she seemed particularly interested in the self-service system – wondering if it was possible to get away with no pay.

She said, "And you can not fool him? Then can not you deceive?

Mr. Corcoran replied: "Well, you can always cheat, but with the scales that we have, which must prevent some elements from being unnoticed."

The Queen made sense – with the British buyers who previously admitted that they poured billions of pounds into food – just because they could.

Then Mr. Corcoran told her about the many buyers, like the convenience of scanning his own food, as the monarch noted, "I'm sure they do it – everyone wants to rush."

Her Maggie was even greeted by period actors dressed to fit in the pop-up shop – a copy of the original Sainsbury store in 1869 at Drury Lane in Covent Garden.

Then only three products were sold in the store – butter, milk and eggs.

Later it was shown by Bloater Paste, a herring pâté from the 1950s, which she said "disgusting".

During her visit, the Queen also received an opportunity to see an original World War II food book and to reflect her own experience with food shortages.

She said, "As a Sunday treat, we had sweets, but we were lucky to have a farm."

When oatmeal and oranges six decades ago opposed avocados and prepared meals in 2019, she noted that "tastes have changed."

But in superb events the queen cut a specially made citrus and colorful cake made by Claire Ptak, the same baker who created the wedding cake of Prince Harry and Megan Mark.

Clare said, "It's another great honor to be chosen to make such an important cake for an emblematic British brand. Sainsbury's pioneer in selling butter in this country along with milk, eggs and cream.

"These are all ingredients we take for granted today, but without which we can not bake."

The tour saw the Queen meet with Sainsbury's employees across the country.

Jennifer Smith, who celebrates this 50th year with Sainsbury's, said, "It's amazing to see how British shopping has changed over the last decades. I worked in Sainsbury's store for 50 years and made some wonderful memories during this time, but today is very special. "

Led by Lord and Lady Sinsbury, descendant of the founder of the store, the Queen also met with Sainsbury's chairman, Martin Scicluna, and Chief Executive Officer Mike Coupe.

Mr. Coupe said: "Sainsbury is honored to have served the British nation for the last century and a half. We are delighted that Her Majesty the Queen visited our replica shop to celebrate with my colleagues during our birthday. "

It was a tense week for the Queen, who hosted 8,000 people yesterday at one of Buckingham's annual parties.

She also attended Kate Middleton's touring show at the Chelsea Garden Show on Monday night – impressed by the design of Back to Nature.

Duchess Cambridge visited the garden with her own children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who played on the swing and the stream.

This story originally appeared on the Sun and was reissued with permission.


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