The Queen Was Reported to the Police for Not Wearing a Seatbelt

The West Yorkshire Police confirmed this in a tweet

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Even the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is not above the law. A 999 call was made by a concerned person to the West Yorkshire Police after it was reported that the reigning monarch, Elizabeth II, was not wearing a setbalet while travelling in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.

The West Yorkshire Police confirmed this in a tweet.

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Fortunately for Her Majesty, under UK law, civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Queen. Regular citizens, however, have to a pay a £100 fine. If they are prosecuted, then then the fine can go up to £500. An educational course on road safety may also be ordered.

It is unclear what the person was trying to achieve by ringing up the emergency hotline. Maybe the person was just an overly concerned citizen or someone who thinks the Queen should be a better model.

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The Queen has a number of fancy official cars. The Queen’s State fleet consists of three Rolls-Royces, three Daimlers and two Bentleys.

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The Queen arriving at St Paul’s
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