As The Queen travelled to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament in her car, rather the traditional coach, she broke the law most have to abide by when she did not wear a seatbelt.
The West Yorkshire Police received a call from a concerned citizen who spotted Her Majesty travelling with her son, Prince Charles through London.
The caller told the West Yorkshire Police that despite the law breaking Queen being in London, they felt calling their local police force was necessary.
WYP confirmed the call in a tweet, reading: “999 call received reporting that the Queen isn’t wearing a seatbelt. #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.”
The UK law states that The Queen cannot be charged for civil or criminal proceeding taken against her.
The Royal Family’s website touches on the subject: “The Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacities are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”
The Independent reached out to Queen Elizabeth’s press team who declined to comment.
It is not known if the caller was hoping for action to be taken against Her Majesty or was just concerned for her safety.
The Queen was not dressed in full ceremonial robes and coach for the State Opening due to the fact that it was delayed from the snap elections. The new date for The Queen’s speech then fell on the same day as Royal Ascot, Her Majesty’s favourite event of the year, so in order for her to make both, she forwent with tradition driving in a car to Westminster.
Dressed in a cornflower blue dress and matching hat, Her Majesty ditched her robes and even took her iconic handbag up onto the throne with her.
After she finished her speech, Her Majesty rushed back to Buckingham Palace where she changed into a sunflower yellow outfit and departed to Berkshire for Royal Ascot.
Veteran MP Dennis Skinner even heckled Black Rod during The Queen’s Speech, saying: “You better get your skates on, the first race starts at half past two”.
It all paid off, Her Majesty made it in time for the first race.