June 14, 2010


Queen Elizabeth aged 84 was caught on camera leaving a polo match in her Jaguar not wearing a seatbelt.

She was on private land at the time therefore would not be found guilty of anything. However, she would not have been fined even if she had been on a public road or committing any driving offence of that matter as the law stipulates that a reigning monarch cannot be found guilty of it.

Anyone else committing this offense could be fined up to £500 and would have been given a fixed penalty of £60 if paid on the spot.

The Queen is the only person in Britain who by law does not need a licence but then why would she as the roads are essentially hers. Nor is she required to have registration plates on her vehicle.

Does the queen have a licence – it seems as though Queen Elizabeth learnt to drive in 1945 when she was an 18 year old princess and a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Natasha Simper of Britannia Driving School said: Do I think its right that the Queen is the only person in Britain permitted to drive without a licence, possible not, but then I wouldn’t want to be the examiner that had to give the Queen bad news and tell her that she had failed her driving test.

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