King’s Special Privileges: Charles Won’t Need Passport Or Driving License
London: The British monarch enjoys a bunch of very special privileges and authority that none else, including any other member in the Royal family, is entitled to.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday after a 70-year reign, her eldest son King Charles III will assume the British throne and become new ruler of the UK and other Commonwealth nations.
Like his mother, Charles will also have some special privileges – like travelling without a passport, driving without a license and owning all mute swans in England.
King Charles III won’t need a passport to travel overseas as British passports are issued in the name of the Majesty, according to the British Royal website.
He will also be the only person in Britain who can drive without a license.
Charles is likely to have two birthdays — on November 14 (his birth date) and an ‘official birthday’, likely to be on a warmer month for public celebration.
Queen Elizabeth II also had two birthdays — on April 21 (her birth date) and an official public celebration on the second Tuesday in June.
The other significant rule is that the British monarch can’t vote or run for public office as he or she must remain strictly neutral in political affairs.
As for the swans, unmarked mute swans across England and Wales are considered to be the monarch’s property since the 12th century!