Prince Philip was spotted back behind the wheel of his new Land Rover for the first time since surrendering his driving licence. The Duke of Edinburgh was seen driving through the grounds of Windsor Castle as the Queen attended the Maundy service at the nearby St George’s Chapel on Thursday.
This spotting comes after the 97 year old voluntarily surrendered his licence in February, having flipped his car in Norfolk and injured two women in a crash.
The Windsor Castle is located on private land, the Prince is still permitted to drive freely, but is no longer allowed to use public roads around the estate. The Duke was told recently that he would face no criminal action for his horror smash in which his Land Rover Freelander hit a Kia at a T-junction. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was not in the ‘public interest to prosecute’ after the collision near Sandringham, Norfolk in January.
Prince Philip escaped unhurt but Emma Fairweather, 46, broke her wrist and called for Prince Philip to be prosecuted if found to be at fault. The Duke later said he was ‘deeply sorry’ and explained while he was familiar with the junction he could ‘only imagine’ the low sun stopped him seeing her approaching.
The Queen’s husband admitted to take responsibility in a letter to Ms. Fairweather several days after the accident. In his 181-word typed letter, Prince Philip wished her a ‘speedy recovery from a very distressing experience’.
Norfolk Police were still investigating Prince Philip’s crash on the 17th of January 2019 when his Land Rover rolled over after being hit by a Kia. The accident happened as Philip pulled out of a side road on to the 60mph limit A149 road. On January 21, Prince Philip sent her a letter wishing Ms. Fairweather a ‘speed recovery’ and that he ‘failed to see the car coming’.
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