Thieves make off with £100,000 of wine from the Royal Family’s collection housed at Berry Bros. and Rudd.
The Ultimate Distraction
The world was on baby watch. Which means the Royal Family was even more distracted than the rest of the world. All eyes were on the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital of Paddington in West London or on the bookmakers calculating the odds on names for the Princess of Cambridge. For those interested: Alice is still in the lead, followed closely by Charlotte. The sentimental favorite, Diana, is holding steady at eighth.
That likely isn’t the reason for the heist taking place when it did – as a heist like this requires careful planning and timing, but the irony isn’t lost on the wine world that as everyone was waiting for the arrival of The Princess Of Cambridge, thieves made off with vans of valuable wine. One crate alone was worth £5,000.