Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, 97, has given up his licence.
A statement from the palace said, “After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.”
Norfolk Police, who were investigating the crash also released a statement confirming that Prince Philip “voluntarily surrendered his licence to officers.”
They also added that the “file for the collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration.”
On Jan. 17, Prince Philip pulled out onto a busy road in his Land Rover where he collided with a Kia driven by a woman, 28, who had a 9-month-old baby in the back. They were shockingly relatively unhurt but the other passenger, Emma Fairweather, 45, suffered a broken wrist.
Two days after the accident, Prince Philip was photographed driving again without a seatbelt. The Norfolk Police ensured the public that gave the duke “given suitable words of advice.”
Queen Elizabeth, 92, still drives having first learned from the army. She is also known for not wearing a seatbelt and is the only person in the United Kingdom who is not required to have a driving licence.