The Queen’s role in modern society is mostly limited to ceremonial obligations. They basically boil down to a modelling contract which has her face on every single bill and coin in the UK and other countries. However, that is not the whole story. Among other things, she also enjoys a lesser known historical perk. The website Today I Found Out writes:


As the current monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and a bunch of other countries that have her on their money, the Queen enjoys something known as sovereign immunity. In a nutshell, sovereign, or crown immunity as it is sometimes known, means that the Queen is for all intents and purposes above the law. So does this mean that the Queen could just up and kill somebody if she felt like it, all the while getting off scot free? In theory, yes, absolutely.

Think twice next time you insult those ugly Diamond Jubilee plates which you can buy on every corner in London. James Bond is not the only one with a licence to kill.

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