Queen Elizabeth II Reported to Police for Not Wearing a Seatbelt
Queen Elizabeth II Reported to Police for Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Someone reported Queen Elizabeth II to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seatbelt in her official car.

An emergency call to 999 (the equivalent to 911 for the U.K.) was made by a person who said the monarch wasn’t wearing her seatbelt during the State Opening of Parliament in London, The BBC reported.

However, criminal and civil proceedings cannot be levied against the Queen.

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The phone call was registered by the West Yorkshire Police, which wrote in a tweet that a “999 call [was] received reporting that the Queen isn’t wearing a seatbelt. #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.” It added: “Ringing 999 without a genuine emergency could have serious consequences for someone who does & as a result of your call can’t get through.”

She traveled to Westminster with Prince Charles, her son, to start the Parliamentary year.

Tom Donohoe, of West Yorkshire Police, told the BBC that 999 calls were made for non emergencies. “I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergencies only,” he said.

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(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Undated picture showing the Royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Princess Anne (R), circa 1951. (OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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On the Royal Family’s website, it states: “The Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacities are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”

In the U.K., one can be fined £500 ($636) for not wearing a seatbelt.

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