of The 97-year-old husband of the British Queen, Prince Philip, issued his driver's license. The Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday evening. Philip had made the decision voluntarily and after careful Consideration, - stated in the message of the Palace.
Philip had been in the middle of January in an accident near the Royal country seat of Sandringham in the East England County of Norfolk involved. The Prince consort of the 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was encountered when turning on a busy road with another car and had rolled over in his Land Rover. He got away with it but with no injuries. In the other vehicle, a passenger broke his wrist, and the driver suffered cuts to the knees. A nine-month-old Baby in the car, was uninjured.
The incident triggered a debate on seniors behind the wheel. In the UK, the licence runs from the age of 70 years, but can be with a simple self-assessment test renewed. According to official figures, more than 100,000 seniors over 90 years in the UK still have a driving license.
sorry, only after massive public criticism
Philip, the debate, as he was spotted a short time later on the tax-fired - without a safety harness. Also, he apologized only after massive public criticism for the injured women. He's very sorry and he was "very contrite in the face of the consequences" of the accident.
He knows the heavy traffic in the vicinity of Sandringham very well, wrote to Prince Philip in his letter. But he had been from the sun in the afternoon, greatly blinded and have not seen the other vehicle. "I am very entering about the consequences."
Who's fault was the collision, is not yet officially established. The police announced on Saturday that the case had now been taken to the Prosecutor's office passed. The said that the step-by-Philips be taken into account in the decision on a possible prosecution.
Prince Philip is known for his passion for speed and for To known. From the public life he had withdrawn in 2017.