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HM The Queen reported to police by eagle-eyed member of the public


Someone snitched on the Queen to the police for not wearing seatbelt. Yes, really.

Some concerned dude had the exhilarating idea of calling 999 — the UK’s emergency-only service — and reported Elizabeth, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

Our eagle-eyed friend noticed the Queen was not strapped in while on the way to the state opening of parliament with Prince Charles. He then thought he’d report the “incident” to West Yorkshire Police.

The phone call was confirmed by the West Yorkshire force, which rightly added the hashtags #not999 and #notevenwestyorkshire to a tweet about the incident.

Very funny, innit?

Whoever did that has scarce knowledge of the UK law, since under the law of the land civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Queen.

If you’re not a Royal, however, the fine is £500 ($636).

The Royal Family website only says: “the Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law”.

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