Prince gives up driver’s license
When Britain’s Prince Philip flipped his Land Rover last month and miraculously walked away from what could have been a deadly accident, many wondered how long it would take for Queen Elizabeth II to ask him to hand over his keys for good.
The answer? About three weeks.
Buckingham Palace announced Saturday that “after careful consideration,” the 97-year-old “has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.”
The crash earned quite a bit of attention in Britain, where many didn’t realize the queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, still drove. It’s unclear what exactly led to the crash between his Land Rover and another driver’s Kia, which was carrying a 9-month-old baby. The baby survived the crash unharmed, although the Kia’s driver had a broken wrist and the other adult in the vehicle was treated for cuts.