In addition to live in the lap of the royal luxury, the Queen Elizabeth has some weird additional powers that will leave you perplexed. There is some uniqueness to become a Monarch, though it is not an easy task to become a Monarch of United Kingdom, a daunting profession. But there are some privileges to become the Monarch; one is much less paper works (sans driving license and passports).
Here are 10 most unusual powers of being Her Majesty:
- Privilege to Drive without License
She is the only person in UK who doesn’t need a license or a number plate legally. Interestingly, Queen learned driving during World War II, where she drove a First Aid truck for the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Services.
- She does not need a Passport
Although all the members of the UK royalty, needs a passport but the Queen does not a passport as all the passport in the UK are issued in her name so she does not need one.
- She Celebrates two Birthdays in a Year
This is something really amazing; Queen celebrates two birthdays real one on April 21 and her official birthday on a Saturday in June.
- Queen has her Personal Cash Machine
In the Buckingham Palace, Queen has her own cash machine installed courtesy Posh Bank, Coutts.
- All Thames Swans are owned by her
Queen owns all the swans on the river Thames and there is a special ceremony on the river Thames called Swans Upping, which takes places annually which is conducting a Census of swans.
- No Tax for the Queen
Queen does not have to pay tax but she voluntarily paid tax in 1992.
- She has her own Poet
Queen has her own poet and the current poet Laureate of Queen is Carol Ann Duffy. This position is given to the poet whose work is recognized on the national significance.
- She heads her own Religion
Along with the head of Royal title, the Queen is also head of the Church of England. This also means that she cannot convert to any other religion or church and if she does, she will be removed from her title can be removed and another head will be appointed.
- Never can be Arrested
Queen can never be arrested and she and her family are also being spared from the Freedom of Information Requests, means no access of their information.
- She has to Sign the Laws
Without the consent of the Queen, it cannot be debated in the Parliament and it is known as the Queen’s Consent.