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British queen’s 97-yr-old husband meets road accident while driving, goes unhurt


London, Jan 18: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, 92, met with a road accident near the queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk but escaped unhurt. The 97-year-old royal member was driving his Land Rover and the mishap occurred just when he was pulling out of a driveway onto the road, the local police said.

British queen’s 97-yr-old husband meets road accident while driving; goes unhurt

Pictures emerged from the spot about the royal's vehicle lying on its side with debris scattered. The front left side of the car, which is opposite to the right-hand drive vehicles in the UK, was badly damaged. Two persons from the other car, including a female, involved in the accident were injured and undergoing treatment in hospital.

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Though Prince Philip did not sustain any injuries, eyewitnesses told the BBC that he was conscious but visibly shaken. He saw a doctor in the estate.

It was being questioned whether Philip, who is just months away from turning 98, should still be driving vehicles.

In the UK, vehicle drivers above 70 need to renew their licences every three years. While the Queen doesn't need to undergo the same, her husband does. Sources in the royal family said Philip's licence was updated, CNN reported.

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