I was over at Nominedeus to have a look at the latest article, penned by bollixed (a regular commenter here too) and I followed his link to The British Monarchy website.
Our mate bollixed had been rummaging and found this:
Given the historical development of the Sovereign as the 'Fount of Justice', civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Sovereign as a person under UK law. Acts of Parliament do not apply to The Queen in her personal capacity unless they are expressly stated to do so. (2)
However, The Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law. (3)
Under the Crown Proceedings Act (1947), civil proceedings can be taken against the Crown in its public capacity (this usually means proceedings against government departments and agencies, as the elected Government governs in The Queen's name). (4)
In the case of European Union law, laws are enforced in the United Kingdom through the United Kingdom's national courts. There is therefore no machinery by which European law can be applied to The Queen in her personal capacity. (5)
However, it makes no difference that there is no such mechanism, as The Queen will in any event scrupulously observe the requirements of EU law. (6)
As a national of the United Kingdom, The Queen is a citizen of the European Union, but that in no way affects her prerogatives and responsibilities as the Sovereign." (7)
It raises a few questions, does it not?
1. I never wondered that for a yoctosecond. No-one, I repeat, no-one can be above the law.
2. Very good. Since Madge and I are equals, unless any law is specific enough to mention me by name, then I am untouchable as well.
3. Aren't we all?
4. Yup. We see examples of this every single day, don't we?
5. If EU law cannot be applied to Madge, then it cannot be applied to me.
6. Here we differ. I will never abide by any crap that that the EU hurls our way.
7. Impossible. Nowhere is it written that a monarch can be a citizen. She is either one or the other.
The floor is yours.