LONDON – When the lightning came out on Thursday night, they were afraid of the worst. Prince Philip, 97, was in a car crash in front of Queen Sandringham's estate in East Anglia.
But we quickly learned that the prince, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen's husband, had moved away from the ruins. 19659003] "Amazing," said a passerby who stopped helping.
Many nonagenarians do not slip out of the tub. But the prince collided with another vehicle that overturned Land Rover and was undamaged.
In the other car there were three passengers, Kia, including a nine month old baby. There were cuts for the elderly traveler. Her driver broke his wrist. The baby was not hurt. The three were taken to the hospital and soon released.
Subsequently, the British wondered:
2. Should the Prince still drive? (Why not?)
3. Who takes the Prince's keys? British Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the wedding of Princess Eugene from York in October. Wendy Greenster told Sky News that he passed the incident after it happened: "Let's think of his age and think he's actually lived out of this car. You would not think someone would get out of the car the way they did, and for him, you know, he was crazy.
Witness Roy Warne told the BBC radio that he had seen. The Prince's Jeep was "growing up, jumping the way, and ending on the other side."
In another interview, Warne said the prince's car had "shifted" through the road.
Warne, 75, drove with his wife on the A149 motorway near Sandringham, the queen's property when he came in the crash.
Warner told Sky News: "My main concern was the other car because there was a lot of smoke around it and I was worried the tank could rise. The windows were lowered, and I and another guy pulled out the baby. "
" It was a terrible accident, it was amazing that no one was seriously injured, "he said." Then I went to another car on his side and there was a gentleman …. known as the Duke of Edinburgh. "
Warne said he initially did not realize that Queen Elizabeth II's husband was behind the wheel
" I told him to move one of his legs to free up space for the other foot, then put my hands under his hands and helped him release him back, "he said. "And then I saw his face."
Warne went on: "He's a very old man, and he was obviously very shaken."
He said Philip "asks if someone is injured."
It is unclear whether Philip was accompanied by a security officer, and the palace did not comment on it.
Warne said that after the collision, the duke's blood was on his hands, and that a member of the royal staff had given him a cleaning cloth.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the Duke "saw a doctor as a precautionary measure and a doctor"
As was the standard procedure in England in clashes, Norfolk's police conducted an inhalation test on both sides, both of which were negative.
Ingrid Sherid, editor-in-chief of the Majesty magazine, spoke on ITV Friday for Good Morning Britain, "The Queen will surely speak to him as a prince." Philip was always a very fast driver. ] Schwart remembered that before Philippe married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, he bought a two-seat MG with convertible trucks and waving the city and the city "at great speed."
He always loved being behind the wheel. He was a naval commander-until he had to give up on it to become Queen's wife in 1952. There was a l pilots license and continued to fly privately until 1997 when he took his last flight at the age of 76. It is his most enduring pleasure. "During your state visit in 2016, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
The Duke withdrew from his duties in 2017 after more than 22,000 independent engagements to the public. "The Washington Post at the time reported how the Prince was at the reception with the Queen when a guest told him that regrets to hear that the king stands on the ground.
"Well, I can not endure much!
This was Phillip's classic response.
So, who can ask Philip to hand over the car keys?
"It will be the queen, she will be the only one she can really do." Tell him, "said the royal writer, Sueard. – And I'm sure she'll be very irritated by him, obviously sympathetic but will say "now Philip, that's enough."