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Prince Philip Surrenders His Driver's License Weeks After Crash

Prince Philip Surrenders His Driver's License Weeks After Crash”

The Duke of Edinburgh has surrendered his driving license, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, weeks after the 97-year-old was involved in a auto crash that left a female driver injured.

Pictures from the scene showed Prince Philip's Land Rover turned on its side.

Prince Philip has "voluntarily" surrendered his driving licence, Buckingham Palace says.

He apologised for his part in an accident on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk when his Land Rover Freelander collided with another auto on January 17, leaving two women needing hospital treatment. Police said that after that, they offered him "suitable words of advice".

In mid-January, Philip colliding with another vehicle while driving near his and the queen's Sandringham country estate.

A witness told British media that Philip had emerged unharmed but "shocked and shaken" from the collision with the much smaller Kia hatchback.

Ms Fairweather, 46, from King's Lynn, broke her wrist in the crash.

Fairweather has previously denied that it was sunny on the day of the accident, telling Great Britain's This Morning that she remembered the weather being "miserable and overcast".

A police spokesperson said: "We will follow the standard procedure and return the licence to the DVLA".

Prince Philip was not charged in the crash. 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.

Philip came under strong media criticism for failing to quickly and publicly apologise for causing the accident.

Police said the results "provided negative readings" for both drivers.

Philip's behavior also raised questions about why he was still driving instead of being chauffeured around by his entourage.

According to one eyewitness, the Kia, driven by a 28-year-old mother, "T-boned" the duke's vehicle and ended up in a hedge with smoke coming from the engine.

Philip retired from public life in 2017, although he still occasionally appears with his 92-year-old wife at official events.

He is famous in Britain for his forthright manner and his love for speed.



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