The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend Royal Windsor Cup

On Thursday, Prince Philip bought right into a automotive accident near the Sandringham property. He reportedly precipitated the accident which left his Range Rover and a Kia totaled. The accident additionally left two girls (within the Kia) hospitalized with cuts and bruises. It felt like this entire factor was dealt with actually badly from a PR perspective – the royal household hasn’t made any type of transfer to investigate cross-check the injured girls, there was no point out for like 12-plus hours of the truth that a child was within the Kia too, and the day after the accident, a shiny new Range Rover was delivered to Sandringham. Philip is 97 years previous and he has no enterprise behind the wheel of any automotive, particularly not days after he precipitated a serious automotive crash. But that’s what has occurred:

A mother-of-two who broke her wrist after being concerned in a stunning automotive crash with Prince Philip on Thursday has revealed how she is ‘lucky to be alive’ after the collision and that the Duke of Edinburgh is but to apologise to her. Emma Fairweather, 45, was a passenger within the Kia concerned and has advised pals that she is ‘unhappy’ with the best way Buckingham Palace has dealt with the accident, which passed off near Sandringham property in Norfolk. She added that she has heard nothing from the palace, regardless of officers beforehand saying that contact had been made and nicely needs exchanged.

Prince Philip was earlier noticed behind the wheel of his model new Land Rover at present simply two days after flipping his automotive in a horror crash. In pictures taken by MailOnline, The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, might be seen driving into the principle entrance gate to the Sandringham property on his personal with no seatbelt on Saturday afternoon.

[From The Daily Mail]

I TOLD YOU that there are loads of older of us on the market who don’t put on their seatbelts. There’s a bizarre anti-seatbelt tradition with a sure era. And sure, Philip was behind the wheel – you possibly can see him clearly within the Daily Mail’s pictures on Saturday. Bad transfer. Especially on condition that the palace courtiers and official royalists are attempting to make it sound like Philip will “reluctantly accept” the necessity to cease driving:

Prince Philip will reluctantly settle for that he has to surrender driving in public if he’s suggested to take action following the automotive crash he was concerned in on Thursday, in accordance with buddy and biographer Gyles Brandreth.

“He is a pragmatist and a realist and I’m sure he will accept that while possibly muttering under his breath,” Brandreth tells PEOPLE. But the tip of driving on public roads (he would nonetheless probably drive across the royal estates) can be “frustrating” for the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh. “One of the frustrations of getting older is your world is shrinking. And his life has become more circumscribed,” Brandreth advised BBC Radio Four’s Today program Friday.

“He visits old friends but it’s frustrating as you grow older to find your world is getting smaller. The independence for an old person to be able to get into their car and just go down the road is a wonderful thing.”

Asked how the Duke would react to being requested “slow down” in his life, Brandreth – the writer of Philip and Elizabeth: A Portrait of a Royal Marriage – mentioned, “I’m not sure he will react too well to that. Everyone will be telling him to slow down – from his wife, to his insurers to the Norfolk constabulary. Knowing him a little, I don’t think he is going to welcome advice to slow down.”

“He is 97 – and still walking without a stick, still carriage driving and still living his life his way. I’m sure this morning, as well as being grateful he’s survived, he will be concerned for the other people involved and shaken by this experience.”

[From People]

Yeah, apparently not? Prince Philip “do what he want.” And that features getting behind the wheel of his shiny new substitute Range Rover and driving round with no seatbelt. Who’s going to cease him? The Queen? She was seen driving with out her motherf–king seatbelt this week too!! Someone get them BOTH off the street. Also: can we cease taking part in tiny violins for Philip’s tough life? He’s retired, he has tons of safety and helpers/minders, any of whom are rather more certified to drive.

Royal Windsor Horse Show - Day 5

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