Britain's Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

Category : UK News
Updated On : February 11, 2019 09:33 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said. Philip escaped without injury on January 17 when the Land Rover he was driving flipped in a collision with a car close to the royals' Sandringham residence in eastern England. "After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence," the royal palace said in a statement.

The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee and a 45-year-old woman passenger in the car, which also had a nine-month-old baby on board, sustained a broken wrist. Witnesses said Philip pulled into a main road from a drive.

Philip, who suggested low sun had affected his sight for the crash, also received a warning from police for driving without a seatbelt two days after the crash. Norfolk Police confirmed that Philip voluntarily surrendered his licence to officers on Saturday.

It said it would forward the licence to Britain's licencing authority, the DVLA. "The investigation file for the (January 17) collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration," it added.

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