Prince Philip gives up driv­ing li­cence af­ter crash

The New Indian Express - - WORLD -

QUEEN El­iz­a­beth II’s 97-yearold hus­band Prince Philip on Satur­day 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. 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 nine-month-old baby in the back seat of a car was un­in­jured in the ac­ci­dent. One woman in the ve­hi­cle broke her wrist. Few royal watch­ers se­ri­ously ex­pect the duke to be pun­ished by the po­lice.

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