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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to travel to the Houses of Parliament for the State Opening on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach to travel to the Houses of Parliament for the State Opening on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) walks to meet guests at a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, central London on May 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL /John Stillwell (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Prince George of Cambridge is held by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II look out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) ride in The Queen's Carriage during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in London on June 13, 2015. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, accompanied by Prince Charles, left, and Prince William, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to conclude the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) arrives back at Buckingham Palace from Horse Guards Parade in a horse-drawn carriage preceeded and followed by marching guardsmen and other members of the royal family including Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (CL) riding beside the arriage during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in London on June 13, 2015. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - This is a Saturday, June 8, 2013 file photo members of Household Cavalry as they ride outside Buckingham Palace in central London. A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties has been found growing at Buckingham Palace but no one suspects Queen Elizabeth II of cultivating the magic mushroom. The Amanita muscaria was found growing wild in the extensive palace gardens during preparations for a television show. Palace officials said Friday Dec. 12, 2014 there are several hundred species of mushrooms growing in the palace gardens, including a number of naturally occurring Amanita muscaria. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, partially obscured at right, and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrive in a horse-drawn carriage at Buckingham Palace in London, on the first day of his four-day state visit to Britain, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
A view of Buckingham Palace (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Briatin's Queen Elizabeth II, center right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, below center left, meet guests at the garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, Pool)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at her garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, Pool)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 9: Queen Elizabeth II receives The Ambassador of Georgia Dr Revaz Gachechiladze and Mrs Mzia Marsagishvili as he presents his Letter of Credence at Buckingham Palace on December 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, looks up, as she meets pupils, during a visit to Holyport College near Maidenhead, Berkshire in England, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Holyport College is an all-ability, co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 19 years and is a state-funded 'free school,' which opened in Sept. 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and his wife Lordina Mahama, during a private audience at Buckingham Palace in central London, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
President of Singapore Tony Tan and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II make a toast during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Singapore's President Tony Tan began the first full day of engagements in the first state visit by a Singaporean president to Britain. (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, pool)
U.S actress Angelina Jolie, right, is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Jolie received an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin, pool)
FILE - In this Monday June 16, 2014 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves by carriage after attending the annual Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor, England. Buckingham Palace says the monarchy cost British taxpayers 35.7 million pounds ($60.8 million) last year — 56 pence (just under $1) for everyone in the country. More than a third of the money was spent on repairs and maintenance to aging palaces, and some 3.4 million pounds was spent in the year to March 31, 2014 refurbishing part of London's Kensington Palace into a home for Prince William, his wife Catherine and their toddler son Prince George. As the accounts were published Thursday, June 26, 2014, Keeper of the Privy Purse Alan Reid said the royal household was keen to "maximize the value for money" of the monarchy. (AP Photo/Toby Melville, Pool, file)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, foreground, surrounded by members of her family, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force fly past, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual "Trooping the Colour" parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. "Trooping the Colour" originated from traditional preparations for battle, when flags were carried or "trooped" down the rank for soldiers to see. From left are Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Tim Lawrence, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
From left, Britain's Prince Harry, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, watch a Royal Air Force fly past, as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual "Trooping the Colour" parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. "Trooping the Colour" originated from traditional preparations for battle, when flags were carried or "trooped" down the rank for soldiers to see. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, leaves Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage to attend the Trooping the Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her birthday with traditional pomp and circumstance. More than 1,000 soldiers, horses and musicians are taking part in the parade known as “Trooping the Color,” an annual ceremony.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, along with Prince Philip, wait to review parading troops during the Trooping The Colour parade, outside Buckingham Palace in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual "Trooping the Colour" parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. "Trooping the Colour" originated from traditional preparations for battle, when flags were carried or "trooped" down the rank for soldiers to see. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks with Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, at a Reception for the Dramatic Arts, at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Crump, Pool)
The closed gates at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. A report by British lawmakers into the finances of Queen Elizabeth II has exposed crumbling palaces and depleted coffers, and discovered that a royal reserve fund for emergencies is down to its last million pounds ($1.6 million). In Tuesday’s report the legislators urged royal officials to adopt a more commercial approach to making money, and suggested opening up Buckingham Palace to visitors more often. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
An armed police officer stands at the gates inside the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. British lawmakers have criticised the financial affairs of Queen Elizabeth II and her household, urging the monarch to bring in more income by opening up Buckingham Palace to visitors more often. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Buckingham Palace through the gates, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.A report by British lawmakers into the finances of Queen Elizabeth II has exposed crumbling palaces and depleted coffers, and discovered that a royal reserve fund for emergencies is down to its last million pounds ($1.6 million). In Tuesday’s report the legislators urged royal officials to adopt a more commercial approach to making money, and suggested opening up Buckingham Palace to visitors more often. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left and South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye arrive in a carriage, at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The president is on an official three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Carl Court, Pool)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in the Irish State Coach, to deliver her speech at the State Opening of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The British government says it will announce legislation to tighten immigration rules, reform pensions and reduce red tape for business when it lays out its legislative plans for the next year. The measures will be announced by Queen Elizabeth II during the pageant of power, pomp and politics known as the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in her Irish State Coach, to deliver her speech at the State Opening of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The British government says it will announce legislation to tighten immigration rules, reform pensions and reduce red tape for business when it lays out its legislative plans for the next year. The measures will be announced by Queen Elizabeth II during the pageant of power, pomp and politics known as the State Opening of Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
In this image taken Friday Dec. 7, 2012 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wears 3D glasses in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in central London, as she watches the recording of her Christmas message to the Commonwealth which is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time . (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/Pool)
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in central London. (AP Photo/Stefan Wermuth, Pool, File)
In this image taken Friday Dec. 7, 2012 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wears 3D glasses with producer John McAndrew, centre. and director John Bennett in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in central London, as they watch the recording of her Christmas message to the Commonwealth which is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time . (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/Pool)
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in central London. (AP Photo/Stefan Wermuth, Pool, File)
FILE - In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for a Service of Thanksgiving in Saint Macartin's Cathedral in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. A private investigator convicted of eavesdropping on the voice mails of royal staff told a tabloid editor that Queen Elizabeth II was annoyed because police officers ate the nuts laid out for Buckingham Palace guests. The 2005 email passed on by private investigator Clive Goodman to Andy Coulson, then editor of the now-defunct News of the World, was used as evidence Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the phone-hacking trial of Coulson, former editor Rebekah Brooks and five others. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, and Prince Philip take a salute as the Guards march past outside Buckingham Palace after the Trooping The Color parade at Horse Guards Parade in London, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Trooping the Color is an annual ceremony marking the queen's official birthday, which takes place in June. The monarch's actual birthday was on 21 April, when she turned 86. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II holds on to her hat as she and Prince Philip take a salute as the Guards march pass outside Buckingham Palace after the Trooping The Colour at the Horse Guards Parade in London, Saturday, June 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting her husband Prince Philip where he is being treated for a bladder infection. Buckingham Palace said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 that the monarch was "ready to embrace something new" for her annual Christmas broadcast in honor of her Diamond Jubilee year and that her traditional Christmas broadcast will be in 3D. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FIle)
Guardsmen march onto the Mall in London to take up their positions ahead of a formal carriage procession as Britain Queen Elizabeth II returns to Buckingham Palace along the Mall following a thanks giving service and lunch at Westminster Hall Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations end with a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne, followed by a carriage procession and an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth facing camera left, with Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, ride in a carriage as they head for Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession in London Tuesday June 5, 2012. The carriage procession is part of a four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel/Pool)
The British Royal Air Force Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee as the royal family stood on the balcony Tuesday June 5, 2012. Pealing church bells and crowds cheering "God save the queen!" greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as she arrived for a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the last of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/Pool)
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LONDON (AP) -- A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties has been found growing at Buckingham Palace but no one suspects Queen Elizabeth II of cultivating the magic mushroom.

The Amanita muscaria was found growing wild in the extensive palace gardens during preparations for a television show.

The mushroom's hallucinogenic properties have long been known and it has commonly been used in rituals.

Palace officials said Friday there are several hundred species of mushrooms growing in the palace gardens, including a number of naturally occurring Amanita muscaria.

The mushroom can be beneficial to trees but can be poisonous to humans.

Officials say mushrooms from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens.

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