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Is all vehicular traffic stopped when contemporary royals travel by motor vehicles?

On non-ceremonial occasions when contemporary royals travel anywhere by motor vehicle, is all vehicular traffic stopped for the royals? 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    No. In the UK the only time that happens is on official visits where they are in a motorcade or if there is a potential security threat. It might be remembered the Princess Royal was travelling on a public road with other traffic when an attempt was made to kidnap her when her car was forced to stop by another vehicle. 

    It is more usual that traffic is halted to allow politicians' cars to travel unimpeded, as happens on election night when party leaders return to Westminster from their constituencies but have not been sworn in as MPs. 

    For some journeys the Queen has been known to take public transport, including the London Underground. While it gives her security detail a nightmare, no special provisions are made. Dutch and Danish royals are often seen on bicycles.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No.   But they do have outriders front and bsck

  • Claire
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, to ensure that rose petals are scattered underneath the tires for the entire length of the journey. 

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Depends on who is travelling and the purpose. 

    When they’re travelling to an official event, extra vehicles would travel in a motorcade, but not in a way which prevents other traffic on the same road, up to the point where crowd controls are in place to facilitate arrival. 

    Where travel is purely for private purposes, then traffic is not stopped (eg, the Cambridge’s taking the children to visit The Duchess' parents. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No many are Just ordinary people when out shopping

  • Traffic is stopped for security reasons, not courtesy. So when the Queen is doing a drive-by with crowds waving, traffic will be stopped. And when royals are travelling through areas that may be particularly risky (e.g. through their front gates or nearby streets where their passage would be frequent and predictable) the traffic may be stopped. Traffic may also be stopped for non-royals where there is a security threat. For example, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland would often have traffic stopped for him. 

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. It is only during official occasions that an official working royal will have special traffic enforcement help them get to one spot to another.

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