Norfolk Police confirmed in a statement that the “97-year-old driver of the Land Rover involved in the collision at Sandringham on Thursday 17 January 2019 has today (Saturday 9 February 2019) 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.”
It has been nothing but chaos for Queen Elizabeth‘s husband after the accident, as people have questioned why was he still driving himself around, and why the royal doesn’t wear a seatbelt either. Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe recently talked to People, and not only called the situation “crazy,” but revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh is a “difficult person to work with,” based on the fact that he simply likes to do things his own way.
Emma Fairweather, the passenger in the other car involved in the accident, ended up with a major injury, and Philip sent a letter to her to apologize — she received it on January 23. “I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads,” the message read. “I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road. It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash.”
He continued, “I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured. As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer. I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury. I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience.”
Here’s hoping Philip can now begin allowing others to take him to his destinations.
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