Duke of Edinburgh, 97, in car crash near to Sandringham Estate

Prince Philip, 97, was driving the car when it crashed into another vehicle.

On the afternoon of January 17, 2019, at approximately 15:00 GMT, the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car accident in Norfolk.

According to the Norfolk police, the incident occurred when the Duke was pulling out of a driveway and onto the A149.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

 "The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon. (...) The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene."

Buckingham Palace

PRINCE PHILIP WAS DRIVING A RANGE ROVER

The news was divulged by Buckingham Palace, stating that the Duke's vehicle had collided with another car near the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

The Duke's Range Rover overturned and bystanders who helped him exit the vehicle reported that he was conscious, but "very, very shocked."

THE DUKE WAS UNINJURED BUT "SHAKEN"

Reportedly, Prince Philip was uninjured but shaken by the accident. The two people in the other vehicle involved in the collision were treated for minor injuries by first respondents, but are otherwise unhurt.

THE DUKE IS RESTING AT SANDRINGHAM

The Palace has revealed that the Duke is now at Sandringham with the Queen and has been attended to by a physician as a precaution.

The Queen and her Consort have been in residence in Sandringham House since Christmas, and are expected to remain there until the anniversary of King George VI's death on February 6.

This is a tradition the Queen has maintained since her father passed away in 1952, and she assumed the throne.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

THE DUKE HAS RETIRED FROM PUBLIC LIFE

Prince Philip, although enviably spry and active for his 97 years, retired from public life in 2017 and has rarely been seen in public since.

Buckingham Palace revealed that the Duke has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952, excluding the myriad engagements he attended with Queen Elizabeth.

DUKE OF EDINGBURG JOINS THE ROYAL FAMILY AT BALMORAL

Prince Philip surprised his wife when he arrived unexpectedly at Balmoral, the Royal Family's Scottish estate.

The Duke was seen on August 19, 2018, riding to church with Queen Elizabeth. The Royals met up with their children and grandchildren, including Zara and Mike Tindall, Duchess Camilla and Prince Edward.

The Duke, who retired from public life in August 2017, had been enjoying the excellent fishing in the River Dee at Balmoral.

In a related story, the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary, which is the longest marriage of any British monarch in history.

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