Queen is only person in UK to forgo driving licence for key reason 'Earned a reputation!’

The diplomat added: “His nervousness only increased as the Queen, an army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. 

“Through his interpreter, the crown prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead.”

Royal protocol explains that the monarch is usually chauffeured to engagements, but when the Queen is not making a formal public appearance, she has been known to reclaim her position in the driver’s seat. 

She is also said to have helped her four children learn how to drive, particularly in the rural grounds of Balmoral, her favoured place for driving.

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