UK Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip, 97, recovers after auto crash

Police said two people in a vehicle that collided with that of the prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, were both taken to hospital for minor injuries but later discharged.

Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work Thursday when the accident involving Philip's Land Rover and a compact vehicle unfolded in front of him shortly before 3 p.m.

The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was reportedly left "shocked and very, very shaken" but uninjured in the wreck near Babingley, Norfolk, according to The Sun.

A witness told The Sun that he helped to free the royal from the crash scene and claims the Duke told rescuers: "My legs!"

Prince Philip underwent a precautionary hospital check-up following a crash that saw his auto flipped onto its side and has been told he has "no injuries of concern".

It is a single carriageway and has a 60mph speed limit.

Philip was driving his vehicle at about 3pm, when he pulled out of a driveway onto the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk, just beside Sandringham.

Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, spoke with ITV's "Good Morning Britain" show on Friday, "The Queen will certainly be telling him off as Prince Philip has always been a very fast driver".

Norfolk police said they were called to the scene on the A149 highway just before 3pm local time (2am AEDT). The palace also reported that the Queen's husband is back at home and has seen doctors as a precaution.


"Young, predominantly male, drivers are much more likely to crash within six months of passing their test than older drivers within six months of hanging up their keys". The driver of the Kia and her passenger were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and later discharged.

'We are aware of the public interest in this case, however, as with any other investigation it would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision until an investigation is carried out'.

An eye-witness contacted the Lynn News soon afterwards to say there were five police cars close to the West Newton turning, with officers combing the undergrowth.

There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but after 70 people must renew their licence every three years.

Theresa May has offered her support to the duke following the accident.

The force said both drivers tested negative.

He and the Queen, 92, have been on an extended Christmas holiday at Sandringham.

Philip, who retired from public duties in the summer of 2017 and last April had a hip replacement operation, is known to remain active.


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