Almost a week after being involved in a car crash, Prince Philip has finally apologized to the woman who suffered a broken wrist due to the accident, telling her he’s “deeply sorry.”
On January 17, the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, overturned his Land Rover right outside of his Sandringham estate. While he was shaken up, he thankfully escaped with no injuries, but the driver of the other car, a 28-year-old woman, ended up with scratches on her knee while her 9-month-old baby was left unharmed. Although, Emma Fairweather, who was riding shotgun, ended up with a major injury, and Philip recently sent a letter to her to apologize.
“I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads,” Queen Elizabeth‘s husband wrote in the 181-word message. He continued, “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.”
“It was a nice touch,” Fairweather, 46, tells Mirror of the note that she received at her home at King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on January 23. “When I opened it I saw the Sandringham House headed paper and went ‘Oh my God!’ He asked how I was and said sorry that I was in pain. I was chuffed.”
The letter also stated, “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.”
And while Fairweather is thankful for the gesture, she doesn’t necessarily agree with Prince Charles‘ dad. “He’s tried to give an explanation so I appreciate that, whether I agree with it or not,” she said, adding, “It is a difficult letter to write — to know what would be the right thing to say without making me more upset.”
Even though it took some time, it is nice to finally see that the Duke has apologized for his role in the accident. Buckingham Palace does say the letter is genuine.
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