Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip received a warning from the police after he was photographed apparently driving without a seat belt, just two days after he was involved in an accident while driving.
Newspapers showed photographs of Philip driving a replacement Land Rover on Saturday at the residence of the Sandringham royal nobility in Norfolk. He doesn't seem to use a seat belt when traveling on public roads.
"We know the photos," said a police spokesman. "Appropriate words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when told that we received such images that show this type of violation."
Buckingham Palace does not comment on images.
On Thursday, Philip fled unscathed when his car overturned following an accident with another vehicle close to Sandringham.
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Philip was not hurt, even though he was shocked in the accident. Another driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered injuries to her knee, and a passenger woman in the car, who also had a nine-month-old baby on a plane, suffered a broken wrist. They were taken to hospital but later released.
A spokesman for Philip, asking about Saturday's incident, said: "This is a problem for the Norfolk police."
Adult passengers injured in the accident have complained to the British press that he had not been contacted by Philip or the Queen since the accident occurred.
Accidents are still being investigated and no one has been arrested or charged. But the incident – and the subsequent driving of Philip who apparently without using a seat belt – raises questions about the continued use of the road.
Pass the vision test
Buckingham Palace says Philip has a valid SIM. There is no upper age limit for driver licenses in the UK, although drivers over 70 are asked to renew their licenses every three years and notify authorities about certain medical diseases that might cause safety problems.
He passed the vision test given on Saturday as part of the investigation into the accident.
The palace said Friday that Philip and the Queen had personally contacted other people in the accident and exchanged hopes, but Emma Fairweather, 46, told the Sunday Mirror that this was not the case.
"I still don't have contact with the royal family," he told the newspaper. "Maybe he should prioritize his new car driving test."
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Fairweather had a broken wrist in the accident.
He said "that would mean the world to me" if Philip apologized.
The police have not revealed who was guilty of the accident, which occurred after Philip drove to the main road from a side street in a rural part of eastern England near one of the Queen's favored resorts, the Sandringham land.
The Queen and Philip have had a long Christmas holiday at Sandringham, their holiday tradition for years.
Philip is generally in good health even though he is elderly and photographed in December riding a horse-drawn carriage.
He has largely retired from public life but is still sometimes seen at family events with the Queen.
Philip has developed a reputation for rude comments and often plunges many verbal errors.