Prince Philip gives up li­cence af­ter crash

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

LONDON: Prince Philip, the 97-year-old hus­band of Bri­tish Queen El­iz­a­beth II, has vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­dered his driv­ing li­cence, weeks af­ter the duke mirac­u­lously es­caped un­hurt in a ter­ri­fy­ing ac­ci­dent that in­jured two women in another car. “Af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion the Duke of Ed­in­burgh has taken the de­ci­sion to vol­un­tar­ily sur­ren­der his driv­ing li­cence,” Buck­ing­ham Palace said in a brief state­ment. He sur­ren­dered his li­cence on Satur­day, the palace said. The Prince’s de­ci­sion to hand over his driv­ing li­cence was en­tirely his own and he will be driven from now on, it added.

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