The Duke of Edinburgh was behind the wheel of a Land Rover close to the royal household’s Sandringham property in jap England when he smashed into one other automobile.
He needed to be helped out of his overturned car however wasn’t injured. Two girls within the different automobile had been injured, although not critically, and a nine-month-old child boy was unharmed.
Police stated he and the opposite driver had been each given breath checks for alcohol and handed.
The Duke was photographed driving once more two days later, with no seatbelt. Police stated they supplied him “appropriate phrases of recommendation” after that.
The Duke gave up his driver’s licence lower than a month after the incident and wrote a letter of apology to one of many injured girls.
Within the letter, the Duke stated that he was dazzled by the solar when he pulled onto a most important highway close to the royal retreat, 160 kilometres north of London.
He instructed Emma Fairweather, who suffered a damaged wrist within the crash, that “I can solely think about that I did not see the automobile coming, and I’m very contrite in regards to the penalties”.
The letter was printed by a newspaper.
There isn’t any higher age restrict for licensing drivers in Britain, though drivers over 70 are required to resume their licences each three years and inform authorities about any medical circumstances that may elevate issues of safety.