Someone ACTUALLY called 999 on the Queen for not wearing a seatbelt

Some ACTUALLY called 999 on the Queen for not wearing a seatbelt

A member of the public actually reported the Queen to the police

Friday, June 23, 2017

Calling 999 is a serious thing, but someone apparently didn't think about this yesterday when they called the number to report on someone not wearing a seatbelt. 

Who wasn't wearing the seatbelt? None other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

The announcement was made on West Yorkshire Police's Customer Contact Centre Twitter page after they received the call from some member of the public who had spotted the monarch in the backseat of a car.  

We'll let that one sink in - someone who actually reported the Queen to the police for not wearing a seatbelt. 

There are a couple of things wrong with this. 

First - the caller was from West Yorkshire, and made the call to the local police branch. They wouldn't be dealing with the case. 

Secondly - the Queen can't be prosecuted in any court of law. She can literally do whatever she wants - not that she would - and no charges can be brought against her. 

And thirdly - it's the driver's responsibility to ensure passengers are wearing a seatbelt. Whoever made the call could potentially land him/her in trouble. 

Realistically, would you turn around to the Queen of the United Kingdom, head of the Commonwealth, and tell her to put her seatbelt on?

If you could, you'd be brave, but most likely you'd be out of a job faster than one of Her Majesty's corgis could chase you.