After Prince Philip was in a car accident that occurred near Sandringham Estate earlier this week, many in the UK and around the world are wondering, can royals be arrested?????The answer is definitely not black and white, except when it comes to the queen.
According to The Mirror, Queen Elizabeth has Sovereign Immunity throughout the United Kingdom, which means no criminal or civil proceedings can be brought against her ????The rest of the family is not so lucky.
????While the legal encyclopedia Halsbury’s Laws of England says royal members cannot be arrested on civil proceedings, individuals like Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Meghan Markle can be arrested in criminal proceedings.
????But this comes with a major asterix.
????If members of the royal family remain with a monarch, like our dear beloved queen OR they are near a royal palace such as Buckingham Palace or Kensington palace, they may not be taken into police custody.
????If you think back to Prince Harry’s party days, he was never put into police custody for underage drinking.
????The first member to plead guilty to a criminal offense being Princess Anne in 2002 after one of her dogs attacked a child.
????Buckingham Palace confirms the Duke of Edinburgh received no injuries from the crash and Norfolk Police say there will be “no favoritism” towards the Duke during the investigation.
????But when it comes to proximity to the Queen, The prince is probably the closest ????