Prince Philip Gives Up Driving Licence After Last Months Car Crash

The ninety-seven year old Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip voluntarily gives up his driving licence. The Buckingham palace said that Philip surrendered his driving licence on Saturday.

The prince was involved in a car crash last month near his private residence at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, when his Land Rover Freelander overturned after crashing a Kia.

Two days after the crash Norfolk Police gave the prince suitable advice after he was pictured driving without a seatbelt.

The statement released by the Buckingham palace reads, “After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.”

The Duke wrote an apology letter to the woman injured in the crash on the 17th of January. The woman broke her wrist in the crash, however luckily the Prince escaped unhurt after his car toppled towards the side of the road.

There is no legal age at which motorists must stop driving in the United Kingdom, but if a driver decides to surrender their licence, they must write a letter to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

The DVLA officials confirmed that the duke had surrendered his licence.