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Britain's Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

Britain's Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

Prince Philip was not charged in the crash.

The Duke of Edinburgh has given up driving on public roads after surrendering his licence to police, Buckingham Palace announced last night.

Prince Philip was badly shaken up but conscious after the accident, and a passer-by helped him climb out of the sunroof of his Land Rover, which lay on its side.

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.

The Duke of Edinburgh has chose to give up driving and surrender his driving licence after his vehicle crash near the Sandringham Estate last month.

In February, Prince Philip was involved in a auto collision near the Sandringham Estate on the A149.

"We review each file carefully before a decision is made and will take this development into account".

He gave up his licence on Saturday, a spokeswoman added.




He escaped injury but Emma Fairweather broke her wrist and called for Prince Philip to be prosecuted if found to be at fault.

Although age has not been confirmed as a factor in the accident, his crash did start a conversation about driving and the elderly.

The same witness said Philip had told police he was "blinded by the sun" when he turned onto the road without seeing the oncoming auto.

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

A Land Rover driven by Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, collided with another vehicle on a public road near the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, last month.

The scene near to the Sandringham Estate where Britain's Prince Philip was involved in a road accident in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

Broken glass and auto parts litter the road at the site if the Duke's accident (Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire) The force said a file on the investigation had been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

At the time of the collision, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman said Philip could face a prosecution for driving without due care and attention, which carries an unlimited fine.