Queen Elizabeth II has to go through security whilst travelling
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most travelled royals in history, with thousands of air miles and hundreds of official duties taken abroad.
During her reign, she has visited 120 countries on 270 foreign trips and covered over a million miles while travelling.
One thing she doesn’t need to have is a passport when going abroad.
Despite this, she does still have to do one important procedure when leaving the UK.
She has had to give details including her full name, age, address, nationality, and place of birth
The Queen must still have her identity checked every time she enters and leaves Britain.
Since 2009, she has had to give details including her full name, age, address, nationality, and place of birth.
This is used, according to the MailOnline, to be “checked against terrorist and criminal watch lists.”
This procedure was put in place because, as royal fans will know, the Queen doesn’t have a passport.
Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t have a passport but still has to go through checks
In fact, she is only person in the UK who doesn’t need one.
Passport-less Queen Elizabeth cannot have one of the documents because they are issued in the name of the head of state.
The Royal website states: “As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one.”
This does exclude the rest of the royal family who must have one to travel, including Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
Queen Elizabeth II has to give her name and address for security when travelling
It isn’t the only secret about the royal family fans might be interested in.
They often travel by private plane but on the occasion that they don’t, they choose the national flag carrier of the UK, British Airways.
The Queen used to take the scheduled flights for over fifty years of her reign from 1952 until the late 1990’s.
Even Kate Middleton was spotted on a British Airways plane in 2016 during a flight to Rotterdam.