2018-03-13 20:29:24 UTC
She doesn't need a passport
Be jealous: When the queen heads out on any one of her numerous tours, she
needn't fret over misplacing her passport. In Britain, each passport is issued
in the queen's name. Consequently, she herself doesn't need to carry one.
She doesn't need to pay taxes (but she does anyway)
While some of Britain's tax money does go toward maintaining the queen's
lifestyle, she isn't legally obliged to pay them herself. Honorably, she does
anyway. Since 1992, the queen has voluntarily paid income and capital gains tax.
She doesn't need to approve Freedom of Information requests
Freedom of Information requests are often used by the press, as well as the
public, to find out information about public figures. However, the Queen, the
Duke of Edinburgh, their children and grandchildren are exempt, meaning they
never have to hand over anything.
She doesn't need a license
Should the Queen decide to head out on a joyride, she doesn't need to stop by
the DMV first. Queen Elizabeth isn't required to carry a license, or to pass a
driver's test. Fortunately for everyone else on the road, the monarch was a
truck driver for the military during World War II, and is perfectly capable of
taking the wheel.
She doesn't need to drive the speed limit
Whether the Queen is in the driver's seat or just along for the ride, her royal
authority allows her to go as fastor as slowas she pleases. 'The law currently
states that speed limits do not apply to any motor vehicle being used for
police, fire and rescue authority, ambulance or Serious Organised Crime Agency
(SOCA) purposes, if observing the speed limit would be likely to hinder the use
of the vehicle for the purpose for which it is being used on that occasion,' a
representative from the Department for Transport told The Sun. 'The PM and royal
family are driven by the police so the driver would be exempt because the police
have an exemption in law.'
She's immune to prosecution
If you catch the Queen breaking a law that isn't on this list, don't expect much
to come of it. It is legally impossible to sue or prosecute the Queen.
She can eat swan
That's not to say the Queen has actually ever dined on a swanalthough the royal
family does have some unusual eating habits. But if she wanted to, she couldand
no one else in Britain would be legally allowed to join her.
She can own all the dolphins
Because of a bizarre rule that dates back to the 1300s, the reigning monarch
technically owns all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins in the waters around
the U.K. The Queen also owns all the swans in the Thames.