Buckle-up! Prince Charles was seen riding in a car without a seatbelt on, almost one month after his dad, Prince Philip, was involved in a scary car accident.

On Thursday, February 14, the 70-year-old was spotted sitting in the back of a vehicle as he left St Dunstan-in-the-West church in London. The Prince of Wales seemed to be happy as he waved to folks from the car, but he was not buckled-up. The Daily Mail was able to obtain the photo that shows Charles not being very safe. A spokesman has not yet commented on the picture.

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It was on January 17 that Charles’ father, 97, flipped his Land Rover after colliding with a Kia, a crash that left the passenger in the other car, Emma Fairweather, with a major injury. Just three weeks later, the Duke of Edinburgh agreed to give up his license.

Norfolk Police confirmed in a statement that Philip “voluntarily surrendered his license to officers.” They added, “We will follow the standard procedure and return the license to the DVLA. The investigation file for the collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration.” We also learned that Queen Elizabeth‘s husband would not be charged for his role in the accident.

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Chris Long, chief crown prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service, had this to say: “The CPS has carefully reviewed material submitted by the police in relation to a traffic collision on the A149 on 17 January this year. We took into account all of the circumstances in this case, including the level of culpability, the age of the driver and the surrender of the driving license. We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute. All those involved in the collision have been informed and provided with a full explanation in writing.”

We’re just hoping that Charles, Philip and all the royal family members begin wearing their seat belts!

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