Prince Philip’s car crash – looking back on the incident

In 2019, Prince Philip was involved in a serious car collision near Sandringham House which he escaped unharmed.

Witnesses told the BBC at the time that the Land Rover being driven by Prince Philip had overturned after pulling out from a driveway on the A149.

He was helped out of the car and was reportedly conscious but very shocked and shaken.

The other car involved was a Kia and its female driver and passenger were treated in hospital and later discharged.

Norfolk Police said: “The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment.”

The crash occurred near the village of Babingley.

One resident, Nick Cobb, said he saw an overturned vehicle, believed to be the duke’s Land Rover, on a private road and another car “well into the hedge” on the opposite side of the road.

“There was lots of debris in the road, lots of glass and lots of other cars, some police cars, some from the Sandringham estate and about six ordinary looking cars that looked as though they had stopped to help,” he told the BBC.

Berneen Caney, 25, who saw the aftermath of the collision, told Sky News: “It appeared to be quite serious. There was lots of glass over the road as well as debris.”

She added that the car was quite badly damaged and the Land Rover had its windows smashed.

Prince Philip had not shown any inclination to give up driving despite his advanced years, and was photographed behind the wheel driving the then US president, Barack Obama, and the first lady, Michelle Obama, on their visit to Windsor in 2016.

The duke later surrendered his driving licence after the incident, and the Crown Prosecution Service took no further action.

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