London: Prince Philip has decided to stop driving at the age of 97, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
The palace said in a statement that «after careful consideration,» Queen Elizabeth II’s husband «has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence».
The Duke of Edinburgh was behind the wheel of a Land Rover near the royal family’s Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car on January 17. He had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn’t injured. Two women in the other car were injured, though not seriously, and a nine-month-old baby boy was unhurt.
The Duke was photographed driving again two days later, without a seatbelt. Police said they offered him «suitable words of advice» after that.