Prince Philip, a 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, voluntarily gave up her driver's license after an accident final month, the Buckingham Palace introduced on Saturday. Philip escaped with out harm on January 17 when the Land Rover that he was driving was overturned throughout a collision with a automobile close to the Royals residence in Sandringham, within the east. from England.
"After cautious consideration, the Duke of Edinburgh made the choice to voluntarily give up his driving license," the royal palace introduced in a press release.
The opposite driver, a 28-year-old girl, was injured on the knee and a 45-year-old passenger within the automobile, who additionally had a nine-month-old child on board, fractured his wrist . . In accordance with witnesses, Philip is on a essential road. Philip, who had hinted that the solar was low for the crash, was additionally warned by the police with no seatbelt two days after the crash.
Norfolk police confirmed that Philip had voluntarily surrendered his license to brokers on Saturday. He indicated that he would transmit the license to the UK licensing authority, the DVLA.
"The collision investigation file (January 17) was forwarded to the Crown Prosecution Service for assessment," the assertion added.
Philip retired from public life in 2017, though he nonetheless seems once in a while together with his 92-year-old spouse at official occasions. In Britain, the authorized age to cease driving is limitless, however drivers over 70 should renew their license each three years.
Philip was driving then to the USA. President Barack Obama and his spouse Michelle are having lunch at Windsor Citadel throughout their state go to to Britain in 2016, prompting Obama to say, "I need to say I’ve by no means been pushed by a Duke of Edinburgh earlier than, however I can say that it was very easily pushed. "
The Queen, a educated navy driver throughout the Second World Struggle, allegedly shocked King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, then Crown Prince, by taking a seat within the driver's seat and taking him on a tour of town. his property throughout a go to to Britain. in 1998. On the time, girls had been prohibited from driving in Saudi Arabia.
Open, however extraordinarily non-public, Philip has gained a popularity for abrupt commentary and gaffes that always make headlines at ceremonies. (Report by Andrew Cawthorne, extra report by James Davey, edited by John Stonestreet and Jonathan Oatis)