News ID: 237606
Published: 0641 GMT January 19, 2019

Ailing UK prince resumes driving car 2 days after crash

The oldest member of UK royal family, Prince Philip, 97, has resumed driving just two days after he caused controversy for a crash that apparently came due to his reckless driving.

Images released in the British media on Saturday showed Philip, the ruling Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, driving a new Land Rover that had reportedly been delivered to him a day after he flipped over his previous vehicle near his residence in Sandringham on Thursday.

Philip caused injury to two people in the accident which sparked massive calls in Britain to ban old people like him from driving. The Duke of Edinburgh, escaped the crash uninjured while the wreckage of his car was towed away, Presstv reported.

Philip could be charged over the Thursday crash although some believe that could upset royal family supporters.

The Queen, herself 92 and still enthusiast of cars, has urged Philip to stop driving due to his ailing condition.

However, Saturday reports suggested Philip was driving on public roads near Sandringham without even fastening his seatbelt. Foliage stuck underneath his new car showed that he had already taken the car off-read.

Members of the British royal family, who control huge assets and properties across the UK while living on tax payer money, are routinely on the headlines in the tabloid media.

Some have suggested the royals have no tangible function but to be used an object for public entertainment

   
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