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Prince Philip Surrenders His Driver’s License Weeks After Automobile Crash

February 9, 2019 • By
There shall be no extra driving for Prince Philip, who was concerned in a automotive accident final month.Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace introduced on Saturday that the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and grandfather of Prince William and Prince Harry had made the choice himself.

“After careful consideration, the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license,” the palace mentioned in a press release.

In mid-January, Philip colliding with one other automobile whereas driving close to his and the queen’s Sandringham nation property. Whereas he emerged unhurt, two individuals within the different automotive sustained minor accidents and have been handled at a hospital earlier than they have been later discharged.

There isn’t any authorized restrict on driving ages in the UK. Nevertheless, drivers aged 70 and up should renew their license each three years.

Philip retired from his official royal duties in 2017 and has not often been seen in public since.