German company sends toilet rolls to Buckingham Palace

12th of April 2019
German company sends toilet rolls to Buckingham Palace

A German company has sent 1,400 luxury toilet rolls to Buckingham Palace in London in case the country runs out in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Hakle sent 90 packs containing 16 rolls each, addressed to Her Majesty, but they were rejected at the gates as a possible security risk. 

Hakle didn't want the 1,400 rolls to go to waste so a staff member suggested it go to Woodcote High School, where her brother is deputy head.

Peter Mack explained: "It's been a slightly confusing series of events, but in the end we've ended up with a helpful stock of high quality toilet tissue."

In 2018 former minister for Europe Denis McShane warned of a possible crisis if the UK leaves without a deal. The UK is Europe's largest importer of toilet paper, and it's said that daily supply levels are only ever enough to last a single day.

Hakle sent the delivery as part of a stunt covered widely in German newspapers.


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