HUFFINGTON POST
08/22/2011 01:16 pm ET | Updated Oct 22, 2011

German Restaurant Turns Away Swedish Royal Couple King Carl XVI Gustaf And Queen Silvia

Last week, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden asked for a table at German inn and pub Zum Gueldenen Stern but were turned away by owner Nadine Schellenberger, reports the AFP. Schellenberger was hosting a wedding and didn't have the space for Sweden's king and queen, though she did recommend another restaurant. She also didn't realize who exactly she was turning down. "I didn't recognise them. I mean without crowns and sceptres... I am just not up on royal families and I don't have time for glossy magazines," she told the AFP.

Zum Gueldenen Stern has existed in various forms since 1598. It was most recently renovated in 1982 and serves fish, game and vegetarian dishes. It offers a selection of exclusively German wines.

King Carl XVI Gustaf has reigned since 1973 and he married German-born Queen Silvia in 1976. The couple ate pizza instead for dinner. Schellenberger and her husband plan to apologize to the couple and invite them back for a meal.