Things to know about Queen Elizabeth II

Updated: 2016-04-21 01:20

By Song Wei and Liu Jing(

Things to know about Queen Elizabeth II

A file picture dated July 16, 2015 shows residents of Dagenham and Barking looking on at Queen Elizabeth II in a car following her visit to a community center with her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in London. [Photo/IC]

Drive without a license

Driving licenses are issued in the Queen's name, yet she is the only person in the United Kingdom who doesn't legally need a license to drive or a to have number plate on her cars.

Despite not being required to have a license, the Queen is comfortable behind the wheel, having learned to drive during World War II when she operated a first-aid truck for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Queen Elizabeth II isn't afraid to show off her driving skills, either. In 1998, she surprised King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (then still a prince) by driving him around in her country seat of Balmoral.


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