“18 Powers & Privileges Of Queen Elizabeth II” By Osien Kuumar, SW Staff Writer.
1 – Her Majesty The Queen … needs no license to drive
2 – Needs no passport.
3 – Celebrates TWO birthdays… Her actual birthday is April 21, 1926 …. Her official birthday in June. CURRENTLY, Queen Elizabeth II, age 89, as of April 21, 2015
4 – Has a private poet. Until 2019, it is Carol Ann Duffy.
5 – Use of a private ATM machine, in Buckingham Palace.
6 – Owns all the swans in the Thames River.
7 – Owns all the dolphins, in British waters.
8 – No bill can be passed to form a law, without her consent.
9 – Has the power to appoint Lords and Knights.
10 – Can choose to pay taxes or not. Since 1992, Queen Elizabeth II pays taxes.
11 – The royal family are exempt from all Freedom of Information requests
12 – Is immune from prosecution.
13 – In times of “grave constitutional crisis”, the Queen has to power to veto any ministerial advice or opinion.
14 – Under no “grave constitutional crisis”, the Queen has the right to be consulted, to encourage and to warn her ministers.
15 – Her Majesty the Queen is also, the Queen of Australia, since 1953.
16 – Can replace or fire the Australian government, by appointing a new prime minister
17 – Her Majesty the Queen is Head of State of the UK and Australia and all commonwealth realms [ such as, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu ]
18 – Her Majesty the Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The Sovereign holds the title, ‘Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England’.
List from Scoop Whoop [SW: “an Internet Media Company for the online Indian”]
Also, information from The official website of the British Monarchy . http://www.royal.gov.uk/Home.aspx
18 Powers & Privileges Of Queen Elizabeth II That You Had No Idea About
By Osien Kuumar, SW Staff Writer 2015
Currency with the Queen’s face. The 2 pound coin has released its fifth update [ portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ] since 1953. See also her portrait on the one pound note [above]. Rare honor having a person’s image on any currency, while that person is still alive.