97-year-old Prince Phillip and the husband of Queen Elizabeth narrowly escaped a car crash while he was driving near Sandringham estate in Eastern England, reports E!News. "The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon. The Duke was not injured," a spokesperson from the Buckingham Palace confirmed to the media outlet. They also confirmed that the royal was later checked by a doctor and back to the residence, unhurt. The accident took place at around 3 pm, local time.
Nearly 98, should he still be driving? "He really loves driving and takes great pleasure in it and were he not allowed to drive, he would find that quite painful," said Kate Williams, a royal historian, told Reuters. While Britain doesn't have a law to prohibit citizens from driving after a certain age, anyone above 70 years of age has to renew their driving license every three years. While the prince remained unscathed, it wasn't the same with the passengers of the other car.
It is reported that there were two women with a baby in the other car and one of the women suffered a broken arm. "We can confirm both drivers were tested and provided negative readings," Norfolk police was saying quoted by Newshub.