Buckingham Palace (via Reuters) has revealed that vehicular terror and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, 97, has voluntarily given up his license to drive after getting into a car crash last month. And by “voluntarily,” they mean before his wife Queen Elizabeth, 92, sent a formidable-looking Corgi over to his cottage at Sandringham to snatch it out of his wallet with its sharp little teeth.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that Prince Philip came to his decision after “careful consideration.” It definitely had nothing to do with Emma Fairweather, the lady was who injured in the crash and ran to every tv station and tabloid in Britain asking him not to sign her cast because she, instead, wanted the apology she didn’t immediately receive. (Which she eventually did – although it was kind of a sorry/not sorry moment from Phil if you read it closely.)
Prince Philip escaped injury on January 17 after the Land Rover he was driving collided with Emma Fairweather’s friend’s Kia near the royals’ Sandringham residence. Emma, however, received a busted wing and her friend the driver got cuts on her knee. The baby on board managed to escape unscathed and was gracious enough not to comment to the press that he or she doesn’t possess fine motor control yet but could still drive better than Prince Phil.
Phil blamed the collision on the sun getting into his eyes. Sol-blame aside, word is that the prince, who’s not known for being the nicest royal, was stopped by the cops for driving without a seatbelt two days after the accident. And if that wasn’t a big two fingers up (that’s the British version of flipping the bird) to everyone with misgivings over him still driving…
As for Phil’s license:
Norfolk Police confirmed that Philip voluntarily surrendered his license to officers on Saturday.
It said it would forward the license to Britain’s licensing authority, the DVLA.
Does the DVLA have the same kind of lines as the RMV?
And get this, the Jan 17 crash is still being looked into! Prince Philip might catch a case!
“The investigation file for the (Jan. 17) collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration,” it added.
This must have come as quite the blow to Prince Philip who is known for being an ornery sort of “so a lesser broke her arm, so what?” royal prone to saying racist bullshit and scaring children. It must have been a real kick to the metaphorical bollocks for him to have wifey obviously acting to shut his bullshit down for once. Because you know Liz gave him the staredown over tea on a recent morning and he withered like flowers.