Car driven by Prince Philip, 97, overturns in traffic accident
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Car driven by Prince Philip, 97, overturns in traffic accident

Prince shocked but unhurt

Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after being involved in a road traffic accident near the monarch's Sandringham Estate on Thursday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

"The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon," said a spokesman.

"The Duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene," it added.

Eyewitnesses said the duke was driving a Range Rover out of a driveway when his vehicle was involved in collision with another car. He was unhurt but 'very shocked'.

Two persons in the other vehicle were slightly injured.

Philip, known for his forthright manner and off-colour jokes, formally retired from public life in 2017.

Born a prince of Greece and Denmark, he married then princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London.

On their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, she said of him: "He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years."

 

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