Prince William and Prince Harry are members of the royal family but royal fans are wondering if their status and title could prevent them from being arrested when they commit crimes.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans gave an interesting and sensible answer to the question. Dave Rowlands, a monarchist and royal history buff, said that Prince William and Prince Harry will definitely be arrested if they committed a crime. After all, only Queen Elizabeth II has immunity from being locked behind bars.

Eileen Wood, a Republican since 1977, said that not only could Prince William and Prince Harry be arrested if they commit a crime; they could also be convicted if proven guilty.

“Chances are good though, that they would simply turn themselves in, in the company of a well-paid, very experienced attorney. That’s what normal people do, especially the rich and famous people,” she said.

Daise Kendrick, a self-employed individual, said that even though Prince William and Prince Harry may be arrested just like Prince Charles, there are certain rules that need to be followed.

“According to the legal encyclopedia Halsbury’s Laws of England, the three royals cannot be arrested in civil proceedings, they cannot be cuffed in a monarch’s presence, and no arrest can take place in or near the palace. If they were to commit a criminal offense, provided they weren’t in the presence of the Queen or in or near the palace, they would be arrested,” she said.

Graham Short, a micro-artist and a European swimming champion, said that unlike Prince William and Prince Harry, the Queen cannot be arrested regardless of what she does. But the monarch is known for behaving herself and she doesn’t normally break the law.

In fact, her track record is also clean. However, the other members of the royal family could go to jail if they commit a crime. The Queen has also been the head of the monarchy for several decades.

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Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018, in London. Getty Images/Toby Melville