Following the State Opening of Parliament, it appeared that The Queen, in her official car, was not wearing a seat belt.
This prompted someone to call the emergency services in West Yorkshire, which was then tweeted by the police force, using the hashtags #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.
Unsurprisingly, criminal proceedings have not been started…
The Queen was seen by onlookers who watched the coverage of the formal start of the Parliamentary year. However, when asked by the BBC, her press office declined to comment.
Tom Donohoe, who works for West Yorkshire Police said that non-emergency calls were commonplace, “I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergencies only.”
In terms of the alleged offence, the British Government website states: “You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using.”