Prince Philip gives up driver’s licence after crash

LONDON (AP) – 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 last Saturday.

Prosecutors said they would consider the decision as they decide whether to charge the husband of Queen Elizabeth II over the January 17 crash.

“After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence,” the palace said in a statement.

Philip 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 Jan 17. Philip 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.

Police said Philip and the other driver were both given breath tests for alcohol and passed.

File photo of Britain’s Prince Philip. – AP