Prince Philip, 97, gives up licence after car crash

Prince Philip, 97, gives up licence after car crash

Philip, 97, voluntarily gave up his credentials on Saturday, Buckingham Palace says. It's unclear what exactly led to the crash between his Land Rover and another driver's Kia, which was carrying a 9-month-old baby.

The Duke of Edinburgh has chose to give up driving and voluntarily surrender his licence to police following a recent crash near Sandringham, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The January 17 crash saw the royal consort's UK-built Land Rover SUV flip over and collide with another vehicle, injuring its occupants.

Philip was criticized after he was pictured driving on a public road without a seat belt just 48 hours after the crash, while Fairweather had earlier told the Mirror that she had not heard from the Duke in the days immediately following the incident.

Prince Philip has chose to stop driving at the age of 97, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured.

On Saturday, Norfolk police said it had sent the investigation file to the Crown Prosecution Service.

He told Emma Fairweather, who suffered a broken wrist in the crash: "I can only imagine that I failed to see the auto coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences".

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Emma Fairweather, 46, said it was the "right thing to do" and the Duke of Edinburgh was "sensible" before adding it was a "shame he didn't make the decision sooner".

He surrendered his driving licence after being involved in a crash on the Sandringham Estate and then being spotted behind the wheel without a seatbelt.

As AP reported, however, Philip was photographed driving again two days later, without a seatbelt.

Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driver's licence.

The duke will now be driven to and from engagements by royal drivers. "I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience".

Philip, who also held a pilot's license, stopped flying at age 76, but continued to drive for more than two decades - even chauffeuring President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in 2016, the year before he retired from public duties.

"The sun was shining low over the main road".

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