Queen Elizabeth’s Chef Fired After Scuffle at Buckingham Palace: Report

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Queen Elizabeth's chef was reportedly fired after getting into a scuffle with a coworker at a Buckingham Palace party Chris Jackson/Getty Images

He's been banished. Queen Elizabeth's chef was reportedly fired after getting into a heated scuffle with another member of the Buckingham Palace staff, the Daily Mail reported on Friday, Nov. 21.

Adam Steele, 28, allegedly headbutted a rival chef in staff quarters, which was witnessed by housemaids, footmen, and other servants. He was arrested and spent the night in jail.

"No one knows what exactly was said to Adam, but it was something like, 'You've had enough, it's time to stop drinking,'" an insider tells Daily Mail. "Whatever it was, the next thing the other man has blood over his face and a cut eyebrow. It's ironic because they work together and we all thought they were friends."

Mark Flanagan, who is in charge of the royal kitchens, tried to save Steele's job to no avail. The insider adds: "Mark wanted to keep him because the tragedy is Adam is a very good chef, and popular with the royals."

Indeed, Steele worked for the royal family for several years. Prince William and Harry's grandfather, Prince Philip, was also very fond of him.

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