Prince Philip gives up driver's licence

Elias Hubbard
February 9, 2019

The royal was reportedly dazzled by the sun when he backed out of a driveway and hit a Kia, which caused his Landrover to flip over (Picture: The Mega Agency) The crash caused his Land Rover Freelander to flip onto its side, and the duke had to pulled out of the wrecked vehicle according to witnesses.

Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after his horror crash outside the Queen's country estate Sandringham at Norfolk.

The Duke of Edinburgh has voluntarily surrendered his driving licence just over three weeks after he overturned his auto in a collision with another vehicle near the Queen's Sandringham estate.

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, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.

The Kia driver, a 28-year-old woman, received knee injuries while her 45-year-old passenger suffered a broken wrist.

"It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash".

A motorist who swerved around the wreckage (aftermath of crash pictured) said the duke was "hanging from his seat" and saying "my leg is trapped".

In his 181-word typed letter, Prince Philip wished her a "speedy recovery from a very distressing experience".

Philip was photographed driving again two days later but without a seatbelt. The Prince, who was driving a Land Rover, collided with a Kia carrying two women and a baby boy.

The prince was not charged in the crash.

The Duke of Edinburgh's date of birth and London address was used in the quote as well as details of Thursday's smash.

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