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.
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.
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.