The Queen reported to police for not wearing a seatbelt

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The Queen reported to police for not wearing a seatbelt

Someone dialled 999 as the monarch travelled to the Opening of Parliament

The Queen pictured on her way to the State Opening of Parliament Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The Queen pictured on her way to the State Opening of Parliament Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The Queen was reported to the police for not wearing a seatbelt as she travelled to the State Opening of Parliament in her official car last month. West Yorkshire Police said they had received a 999 call from a member of the public who spotted that the Queen was not strapped in as she was driven through London with her son, Prince Charles. They confirmed the news in a tweet which read: “999 call received reporting that the Queen isn’t wearing a seatbelt #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.”

West Yorkshire Police confirmed they had received a call reporting the monarch for not wearing a seatbelt Photo (C) TWITTER
West Yorkshire Police confirmed they had received a call reporting the monarch for not wearing a seatbelt Photo (C) TWITTER

Under UK law, it is compulsory to wear a seatbelt if one is fitted, but the Queen is immune from any civil or criminal proceedings. A statement on the British Monarchy website states: “The Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”

The Queen pictured on her way to the State Opening of Parliament Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The Queen pictured on her way to the State Opening of Parliament Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

Tags: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II, Seat belt, Civil, Criminal Law, British Monarch

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