The Queen just got reported to the Police for this strange reason

And it’s too much.

Queen seatbelt

And it’s too much.

Being the Queen has its privileges, with perks of the job including being able to drive without a licence, travelling without a passport and not having to pay tax.

However according to recent events, it looks like being the Queen doesn’t exempt you from everything, with the monarch getting reported to the police just days ago for not wearing a seatbelt.

Yes, really.

While travelling from Buckingham Palace to Westminster to deliver her speech at the State Opening of Parliament with her son Prince Charles, the Queen was reported to West Yorkshire Police for appearing to not be wearing a seatbelt in her official car.

Queen seatbelt

West Yorkshire Police announced the news in a tweet, confirming that a complaint had been made and pointing out that it was in fact not an emergency and that the 999 services should not have been called.

Taking to Twitter, the Metropolitan Police posted ‘999 call received reporting that the Queen isn’t wearing a seatbelt. #not999 #norevenwestyorkshire.’

Of course Queen Liz wasn’t arrested – according to UK law, she’s immune from prosecution and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against her, but we don’t think she’d be too happy to hear about the complaint.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.