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News97-Year-Old Prince Philip Gives Up Driver's License a Month after Flipping His Land Rover Freelander

10:16  11 february  2019
10:16  11 february  2019 Source:   caranddriver.com

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Image caption Prince Philip was seen driving a replacement Land Rover two days after the crash. The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up It comes after the 97 - year - old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on

97 - year - old Prince Philip is voluntarily surrendering his driver ' s license a month after being involved in Prince Philip , 97, is voluntarily giving up his driver ' s license after getting into a car crash last At the time, the duke was pulling out of his driveway in his Land Rover Freelander when he collided

97-Year-Old Prince Philip Gives Up Driver's License a Month after Flipping His Land Rover Freelander© Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images The queen's husband had crashed his Land Rover Freelander into a Kia, injuring two, and now has "voluntarily" surrendered driving privileges.

UPDATE 2/10/19: Prince Philip has "voluntarily" given up his driver's license, Buckingham Palace reported on Saturday. He had been seen driving with no seatbelt only days after the accident in which two people were injured. As in the United States, the United Kingdom has no set date by which anyone must give up a driver's license.

UPDATE 1/18/19: The U.K.'s Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday morning that a replacement Land Rover Freelander has already been delivered to the royals' Sandringham estate, inside a delivery truck under guard, to replace the same model that Prince Philip crashed on Thursday.

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Prince Philip , 97 , has voluntarily given up his driving licence after he flipped his Land Rover in Philip , 97 , voluntarily gave up his credentials on Saturday, Buckingham Palace says. He apologised for his part in an accident on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk when his Land Rover Freelander

Prince Philip is voluntarily giving up his driving licence . / It comes after the 97 - year - old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia.

Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was involved in a car crash outside the queen's Sandringham estate near Norfolk, England, today. The elderly patriarch, who retired from royal duties in 2017, reportedly was merging onto a highway and flipped the Land Rover he was driving after making contact with a Kia.

News photos show that the Land Rover flipped on its side; eyewitnesses cited by the BBC News said Prince Philip was "shocked and shaken" but not unconscious after the impact.

In a statement, Norfolk police said both Prince Philip and the woman driving the Kia were given a Breathalyzer test, and both test results were negative. The Kia driver and her female passenger were treated and released at a hospital, the driver for cuts and the passenger for an arm injury. BBC News is reporting that the royal was unhurt.

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It comes after the 97 - year - old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia. Two days later Norfolk Police gave him "suitable words of advice" after he was pictured driving without a seat

Prince Philip , Duke of Edinburgh Photo: AFP. It comes after the 97 - year - old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia. Two days later Norfolk Police gave him "suitable words of advice"

97-Year-Old Prince Philip Gives Up Driver's License a Month after Flipping His Land Rover Freelander© Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images Royal Windsor Horse Show

The investigation that is sure to follow should lead to much discussion about whether a person of his age and reported ill health should still be driving, but, as the BBC quoted the president of the U.K.'s AA driver organization as saying, "If driving restrictions based on age and safety were introduced, we would be more likely to restrict young drivers rather than older drivers."

Prince Philip was shown driving a vehicle carrying President and Mrs. Obama, along with the queen, as recently as 2016.

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