No more driv­ing for prince

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTWORLD -

Queen El­iz­a­beth’s 97-year-old hus­band Prince Philip has sur­ren­dered his driv­ing li­cence af­ter caus­ing a car crash that out­raged the me­dia and stirred a de­bate about old age and driv­ing.

Buck­ing­ham Palace said Philip, for­mally known as the Duke of Ed­in­burgh, took the de­ci­sion on his own af­ter rolling over his Land Rover last month.

“Af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion the Duke of Ed­in­burgh has taken the de­ci­sion to vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­der his driv­ing li­cence,” Buck­ing­ham Palace said in a brief state­ment.

Po­lice in the east­ern part of Eng­land where the ac­ci­dent hap­pened out­side a royal res­i­dence said they had passed Philip’s file to pros­e­cu­tors to de­ter­mine whether any­one should be charged.

“Nor­folk Po­lice can con­firm that the 97-year-old driver of the Land Rover in­volved in the col­li­sion at San­dring­ham ... vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered his li­cence to of­fi­cers,” said a po­lice state­ment.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion file for the col­li­sion has been passed to the Crown Prose­cu­tion Ser­vice (CPS) for their con­sid­er­a­tion.” A CPS spokesman said the ser­vice “will take this de­vel­op­ment into ac­count” as it stud­ies Philip’s case.

Few royal watch­ers se­ri­ously ex­pect the duke to be pun­ished by the po­lice.

AP FILE

Bri­tain's Prince Philip

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