Prince Philip driving new car without a seatbelt

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on January 20th, 2019

Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has received a warning from police after he was photographed apparently driving without a seatbelt, just two days after he was involved in a crash while at the wheel.

Newspapers showed pictures of Philip driving a replacement Land Rover on Saturday at the royals’ Sandringham residence.

He did not appear to be using a seat belt while travelling on a public road.

“We are aware of the photographs,” a police spokesman said. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of our receiving such images showing this type of offence.”

On Thursday, Philip escaped without injury when his car flipped over following a crash with another vehicle close to Sandringham.

The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee and a 45-year-old woman passenger in the car, which also had a nine-month-old baby on board, sustained a broken wrist. They were taken to hospital but later released.

Prince Philip reportedly said, “I’m such a fool” after being pulled from his wrecked Freelander after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia.

The baby boy was unharmed, police said.

A palace spokeswoman said on Friday that Philip had exchanged “well-wishes” with the injured women.

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