One of the women that were involved in the car crash with Prince Philip has opened up about the incident. According to People, Philip, 97, walked away uninjured after overturning his Land Rover following a collision with a Kia near the royal family’s country estate in Norfolk on Thursday, while 46-year-old Emma Fairweather, who was sitting in the passenger seat, broke her wrist. Additionally, the driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee. Her 9-month-old baby, who was in the backseat, was uninjured. In an interview with the Mirror, Emma said that she was disappointed with the Royal family because she still hasn’t received an apology from Prince Philip.
“I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry,” Fairweather told the outlet. “It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all,” she added. Fairweather went on to share that while she did receive a message from a police family liaison officer, “the message he passed on didn’t even make sense. He said, ‘The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you.’ That’s not an apology or even a well-wish.”
The spokesperson for the palace had nothing to say about the interview when he was approached. Emma also said that Prince Philips claim to have caused the car crash was because he was dazzled by the sun was untrue because it was cloudy. “I can’t see how that could be true when it was overcast,” Fairweather told Mirror. But, on Sunday, which was just two days after the crash, something shocking happened again.
Prince Philip was spotted behind the wheel on a replacement vehicle, and he was driving without the seatbelt near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate. Although a palace spokesperson had no comment, Norfolk Police told People, “We are aware of the photograph.” “Suitable words of advice has been given to the driver. This is in line with our standard response when being made aware of, or receiving such images showing this type of offense,” the authorities add.
According to a Police spokesperson, Prince Philip also underwent an eye test, which he passed. “We can confirm a Norfolk Police officer carried out an eyesight test on the morning of Saturday, January 19 with the driver of the Land Rover who successfully passed,” the spokesperson told People. “The collision investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.”
Prince Philip even made a visit to the hospital on Friday morning for a “precautionary check-up” based on his doctor’s advise. “His Royal Highness had no injuries of concern. The Duke has returned to Sandringham,” a palace spokesperson said. “It was an astonishing escape for everyone,” Roy Warne, who helped free Philip from the car, told reporters outside his home in Norfolk on Friday, adding that it looked like there “had been extraordinarily severe injuries.
He continued: “But fortunately the injuries were very light. People could have been killed — the impact must have been enormous.” Warne, a retired lawyer, added, “He was obviously shaken and then he went and asked if everyone else [in the other car] was alright. ”Philip was able to stand after he was helped from the vehicle. “There was a little bit of blood and one of the royal entourage gave me a wipe to wipe my hands,” Warne said.
“As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action is taken,” police in Norfolk said. “We are aware of the public interest, in this case, however, as with any other investigation it would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision until an investigation is carried out.” But just a day after the crash, Queen Elizabeth was spotted driving without the seatbelt on.
According to Daily Mail, the Queen was spotted driving her Range Rover without a seatbelt a day after Prince Philip’s crash. The Queen drove on a public road in Sandringham and went just a little more than a mile from the scene of her husband’s accident. Under UK law it is compulsory to wear a seatbelt if there is one fitted but the Queen is immune from any civil or criminal proceedings. Just a day later, Telegraphreported that the Queen was spotted driving, but this time, she was wearing her seatbelt. The Queen learned to drive in 1945 and does not need a license, as she is immune from civil and criminal proceedings.