Six normal things the Queen has never done – from dating to taking driving test

The Queen has met some of the most famous and important people of our time and has travelled to places many of us can only dream of visiting during her unique life.

But there are some very normal, very every day things that she’s never done.

While her life has been filled with luxury, her place on the throne means she’s missed out on some very important things – and it’s the same for some members of her family.

While some of us would be happy to give up a few of them, others are important milestones treasured by many.

Gone to school
Nowadays, members of the royal family attend some of the best private schools and universities in the country.

Princes William and Harry both have Eton educations, and Prince George and Princess Charlotte are currently students at a top private school in London.

But the Queen didn’t go to school at all.

Instead, she and her sister Princess Margaret were educated at home privately by some of the best tutors in the country.

They studied constitutional history and law to prepare them for their jobs in the royal family.

Even though they received a high quality education, they missed out on classroom learning and never had the chance to make lifelong school friends like the rest of us.

Taken a driving test
Just like passports, driver’s licenses are issued in the Queen’s name – which means she didn’t need one.

She learned to drive during the Second World War, but she never had to take the test.

She’s often seen driving herself around Sandringham in one of her Land Rovers.

Dated
As soon as the then Princess Elizabeth laid eyes on the “handsome and dashing” Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark at the Royal Naval College in Darmouth in 1939, she was head over heels.

She was just a teenager when they first met, and although the couple waited until she was 21 to announce their relationship they were very much in love.

Biography Robert Lacy writes: “One of the most extraordinary things about the Queen is that she fell in love and married just about the first man she met.

“Of course, it’s a slight exaggeration.

“But she met Prince Philip of Greece, as he then was in 1939, when he was a dashing naval cadet at Dartmouth Naval college.

“She had met him before at family occasion, but this was the occasion when, by her own account, the spark was struck.”

While it’s a lovely story, it means the Queen missed out on the whole dating game and the opportunity to meet lots of exciting eligible bachelors.

Prince Charles famously dated a lot before marrying Princess Diana, and William and Harry also had a series of girlfriends before meeting the loves of their lives.

Voted
Although it’s not illegal, it is considered unconstitutional for the monarch to vote in any election.

As Head of State, the Queen has to remain neutral on all political matters.

Although we’re sure she has her own opinions on what’s going on in the House of Commons, she maintains her ceremonial and formal roles.

The Queen has weekly meetings with the Prime Minister where she is updated on what’s going on and important issues.

Had a 9-5 job
While the Queen has a very busy schedule filled with state business, Government matters and official engagements, she’s never had a ‘normal’ job.

She’s never worked in an office, pulled pints down her local or stacked shelves at the supermarket.

Had social media
Like all members of the Royal Family, privacy is very important to the Queen so like most of her relatives she avoids social media.

While some of the younger royals reportedly have secret accounts to stay in touch with their family, it’s unlikely that the Queen has anything at all.

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She has however sent a Tweet before during a visit to London’s Science Museum in October 2014.

She wrote: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”

The Royal Family do have social media accounts, but they are looked after by their staff.