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Prince Philip surrenders driving licence

Prince Philip has surrendered his driving licence as prosecutors decide whether to take further action after the 97-year-old royal was involved in a car crash that sent two women to hospital.

The Duke of Edinburgh handed over his licence to Norfolk Police on Saturday, local time.

The Sandringham estate accident last month where his Land Rover Freelander was upturned in a smash with a Kia, required two women to have hospital treatment while a nine-month-old baby boy escaped injury.

The Duke was photographed driving without a seatbelt two days later.

Norfolk Police at the time of the crash said he was “given suitable words of advice” in response.

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It's good the Prince has voluntarily surrendered his licence. However..I don’t see him giving up driving permanently. He doesn’t need a DL to drive on private property. Sandringham estate is huge, so he’ll have plenty of opportunity to keep his driving skills sharpened. The trouble is, several public roads for example, the A138 and A139 criss cross the estate and he will not be legally able to cross these roads. I imagine he might get around this by having his protection officer take over the wheel when necessary. He was actually trying to cross the A149 which runs through the estate to get to another location on the estate when the accident occurred.

Personally, I feel if someone is dazzled by sunlight they shouldn’t make a move unless they are totally convinced the coast is clear. I don’t think the Prince was wearing sunglasses either and I am beginning to wonder why the “protection officer” did not offer some useful advice..or.. he might have done but Prince Philip might not have taken it. Just my musings. Glad all’s well that ends well.


A few years ago on a trip to Ireland, he asked a pensioner on a mobility scooter if he had run anyone over recently. Looks like some will be asking him the same question when he takes possession of his scooter!

I don't think Prince Phillip would be open to taking anyone elses advice.  He's been a bit of

a renegade all hjis life!!

Well done the Royal family for putting it's subjects first

Well, that's not totally correct. 

The term ‘British subject’ was changed in 1983 to become ‘British Citizen’.

Terrific. I will be able to make use of the "Prince Philip Precedent in Law when I reach my 90s

A very good idea. There were probably discussions with  medical and police in relation to Prince Phillip giving up his license He will probably still drive his carriages.

A very good idea. There were probably discussions with  medical and police in relation to Prince Phillip giving up his license He will probably still drive his carriages.

Terrific. I will be able to make use of the "Prince Philip Precedent in Law when I reach my 90s !!

Terrific. I will be able to make use of the "Prince Philip Precedent in Law when I reach my 90s !!

Terrific. I will be able to make use of the "Prince Philip Precedent in Law when I reach my 90s !!

Terrific. I will be able to make use of the "Prince Philip Precedent in Law when I reach my 90s !!

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It's called repetitive disorder syndrome, no known cure LOL

Wrong LOL.

Cure's called 'Notify Admin' (good luck with that) OR

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LOL, good one butterfly!

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I don't think Prince Phillip would be great at taking anyone elses advice - he's been a bit of a  renegade most of his life.

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