Queen Elizabeth II drove for most of her life. Although she was more often seen in the back seat of a limousine, she enjoyed the freedom that driving gave her. Queen Elizabeth II only stopped driving in 2019, a few months after the accident caused by her husband Prince Philip. At that time, there was talk in society that members of the royal family of respectable age would no longer need to drive.
Queen Elizabeth II was the only person in the United Kingdom who was allowed to drive without a license. She learned to drive in 1945 at the age of 19. She was formally trained to work as a mechanic and driver, but did not take formal driving courses and never received her license.
Over the years, Queen Elizabeth II has owned a number of Bentleys, Land Rovers and Range Rovers. She was very fond of English SUVs, as she often spent time in castles and palaces far from the city.
How could she drive without a license? The Queen doesn’t need him. No one would even check if she had it. This is already the case – the monarch is above the law. Queen Elizabeth II could travel without a passport – in theory passports were issued in her name so she didn’t need one herself.
However, it should also be said that if Queen Elizabeth II had been a bad driver, measures would have been taken to prevent her from driving. Which? Who will say now – after all, they were not needed. It’s just that Queen Elizabeth II has been known to drive very well, so it’s just never been an issue.