Prince Philip 'deeply sorry' to car crash victim in apology letter

Prince Philip. (Photo: Getty Images)
Prince Philip. (Photo: Getty Images)

London — Britain's Prince Philip has apologised to a woman who was injured when the car she was riding in collided with a Land Rover that he was driving.

The 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II told the woman he was "deeply sorry" that she was injured in the 17 January collision.

In the letter, published in the Sunday Mirror, Philip said he was dazzled by the sun when he entered a main road near the royal retreat in Sandringham in eastern England.

He wrote to Emma Fairweather, who suffered a broken wrist in the crash, that "I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences."


Philip was unhurt although his car flipped over. He was not charged with any infraction and continues to drive.


Prince Philip unhurt after car accident

Cape Town - The Duke of Edinburgh (97) is unhurt after being involved in a car accident close to the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk on Thursday. According to The Telegraph Prince Philip was driving the car but was not injured in the collision. ITV News reports that the accident took place around 15:00.

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