Prince Philip Issued Police ‘Warning’ For Driving Without Seat Belt

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The Queen’s husband, 97 year old Prince Philip, has received a police ‘warning’ about driving without seat belt 48 hours after being involved in a crash near Sandringham.

The warning came after photos emerged showing him driving without a seat belt, just two days after his car flipped over after colliding with another vehicle.

Meanwhile, Emma Fairweather, who broke her wrist in the crash, said that that she did not receive an apology from the royal family even though she could have been killed.

RT reports: Photographs obtained by British media showed the elderly prince, conspicuously without a seat belt, driving on Saturday near the Royals’ Sandringham residence in Norfolk.

“We are aware of the photographs,” a police spokesman told Reuters. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of our receiving such images showing this type of offense.”

It’s not clear, however, exactly what form the warning took. Asked about the presumably gentle reprimand, a spokesperson for the royal said that it was “a matter for Norfolk police.”

The unbuckled blueblood made headlines on Thursday after his car was flipped over in a collision. The prince emerged from the accident shaken but unhurt, while the driver of the car that he plowed into suffered a broken wrist. According to the injured woman, the royal family has yet to issue an apology to her, or reach out in any way.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson disputed this claim, telling media that “a full message of support was sent to both the driver and the passenger.”

Philip’s questionable driving practices have inspired a wide range of colorful Twitter commentary, including cheeky posts about royal meet and greets, as well as the prince’s eye-popping age.

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