Crash victim puzzled: she received a weird 14-word message from Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth
The 46-year-old crash victim, Emma Fairweather, is not happy with the way the Royal family handled Prince Philip's accident.
On Thursday, the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh crashed into a Kia with three passengers and overturned his Range Rover in the process.
One of the passengers was a 9-month old baby. Fairweather broke her wrist in the accident and said the royal's apology didn't make sense.
Very lucky escape for Prince Philip. He won't want to hear this, but 97-year-olds shouldn't be allowed to drive. For their sake, and everyone else's. pic.twitter.com/taHijWs1w2— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 18, 2019
Fairweather said she received a cryptic 14-word message: "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you."
Speaking to Mirror, Fairweather said "that's not an apology or even a well-wish. It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry, but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all."
Buckingham Palace are now saying that they have been in touch with the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the #PrincePhilip car accident and 'well-wishes exchanged'.— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) January 18, 2019
Despite the unpleasantness of the crash, Fairweather said she still loves the Queen and Prince and would forgive them if they would just apologize.
However, she's quick to add that he should be prosecuted if "found at fault." Two days after the accident, Prince Philip was seen driving without a seatbelt again.
Emma Fairweather says Prince Philip should be considered for prosecution just like anyone else: "there needs to be a decision as to whether Philip and I are from the same walk of life or not", she told @thismorning— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) January 21, 2019
"I thought I’d at least have got a note and maybe some flowers, but I’ve heard nothing. The police haven’t given me any emotional support either."
Prince Philip had told witnesses that the sun blinded him, but Fairweather said that couldn't be true because it was cloudy and overcast.
Many have questioned whether Prince Philip can be prosecuted for negligent driving. The short answer is: Yes, he can.
While the Queen is exempt from the law, Prince Phillip – and other members of the royal family are not above the law.
Seriously - this woman #emmafairweather, is so badly injured and hard done by that she has managed to make it all the way down to the #ThisMorning studios for her 5 minutes of fame and compo, sorry I mean to make her point #moneygrabbing #fameseeker pic.twitter.com/4aBBtAKBou— Juliet Coffer (@ruudialexander) January 21, 2019
Norfolk's former roads policing spokesperson, Chris Spinks, confirmed that Prince Philip would not be given special treatment. He added:
“In terms of process, he will be dealt with like any other driver. Dealing with someone from the Royal family is only different in that you probably can’t pick up the phone to talk to them.”