The Queen has sat on the throne for 70 years, with her reign spanning 13 American presidents and 14 British prime ministers. This weekend, the country is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.
The celebration of the royal family through public partying marks her 70-year reign, with many monarchy fans hosting events to commemorate the Queen. The Queen is loved by many, and perceived as a good and kind lady. So it’s probably unlikely that she will become a crime boss any time soon, right? That being said, would it even be possible for her to get arrested?
Can The Queen Be Arrested?
All court cases in Crown courts are “The Queen versus,” so The Queen literally cannot prosecute herself. In theory, this means she could do what she wants; even if she murdered someone, she would not be taken into custody for it.
Can Any Of The Royal Family Be Arrested?
Meanwhile, Andrew, the Queen’s son and Prince Charles’ brother, has faced allegations that he sexually abused a 17-year-old trafficked by the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was an American investor. The scandal involving Andrew raises the question: what about the rest of the royal family? Could they be arrested?
The answer is yes. They indeed can go to jail if they are convicted as they do not have any special immunity, unlike Queen Elizabeth II who is covered by “sovereign immunity” in the UK. She is unable to commit any legal deed and is therefore not subject to any civil or criminal proceedings.
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