Britain's Prince Philip arrives for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday December 19, 2018. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA via AP
Britain's Prince Philip arrives for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday December 19, 2018. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA via AP

Bizarre twist in Prince Philip car crash

IT WAS a miracle he survived a serious car accident near the royal family's Sandringham estate but now sellers are trying to cash-in on Prince Philip's crash via eBay.

Fragments of the Land Rover the Queen's husband was driving are being sold on the auction site, with the seller claiming they are legitimate and "clearly visible in many of the online videos of the event".

The poor-taste listing - titled Prince Philip Car Crash Parts - suggests that the metal fragments "may even have Phil's DNA listing on it".

"Condition is Used. Parts are probably not reusable. parts are clearly visible in many if the online videos of the event," the listing claims, adding that proceeds would be "going to cancer research".

As of early today, there were 11 bidders trying to buy the items with the bizarre auction due to end on January 26.

 

Queen Elizabeth attends a service at St Peter's church in Wolferton, near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP
Queen Elizabeth attends a service at St Peter's church in Wolferton, near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP


Wrapped in a long wool coat, and looking cheerful, the Queen smiled while attending a chilly church service in the UK on Sunday.

But there was no sign of Prince Philip at St Peter's church in Wolferton, three days after the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a serious car crash, reports The Sun.

British police have spoken with Prince Philip after he was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt just two days after he was involved in a serious car crash.

Norfolk Police said late yesterday that "suitable words of advice have been given to the driver".

Police spoke to Philip after a photograph was published showing the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, driving a new Land Rover near the royal residence at Sandringham.

 

Prince Philip driving Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Picture: Supplied
Prince Philip driving Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Picture: Supplied


They said advice was given to him "in line with our standard response when being made aware of such images showing this type of offence."

It comes as one of the women involved in the accident said she had not heard from the royal family and had received no apology.

Emma Fairweather told the Sunday Mirror that she was left screaming after the accident, in which the Prince's Land Rover flipped onto its side after it pulled out in front of an oncoming Kia, being driven by a 28-year-old woman.

The Queen attended a church service in the UK. Picture: AP
The Queen attended a church service in the UK. Picture: AP

The woman's nine-month-old baby was in the back while Ms Fairweather was in the front passenger seat.

Both women received minor injuries and the baby was uninjured.

Ms Fairweather broke her wrist in the crash, which occurred just outside the Queen's country estate Sandringham at Norfolk.

"I'm lucky to be alive and he hasn't even said sorry. It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the royal family," Ms Fairweather said.

"It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he's sorry at all.

"What would it have taken for him and the Queen to send me a card and a bunch of flowers?"

Broken glass and car parts on the road side near to the Sandringham Estate, England, where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP
Broken glass and car parts on the road side near to the Sandringham Estate, England, where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP

"I know the Queen is a busy lady but I was really excited at the idea she might phone me.

"Instead, I got a call from a police family liaison officer. The message he passed on didn't even make sense. He said, 'The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you.' That's not an apology or even a well-wish."

On Thursday, Philip was driving another vehicle when he was involved in a serious collision in which two women in the other car, suffered minor injuries.

 

Media at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP
Media at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP

A nine-month-old baby boy in the Kia was unhurt. Philip was not injured.

The accident is still being investigated and no one has been arrested or charged.

But the incident and Philip's subsequent driving apparently without using a seatbelt is raising questions about his continued use of roadways.

Buckingham Palace says Philip has a valid driver's license.

There is no upper age limit for licensing drivers in Britain, although drivers over 70 are required to renew their licenses every three years and tell authorities about certain medical ailments that might raise safety issues.

He passed a vision test administered Saturday as part of the investigation into the accident.

 

This story was originally published in The Sun and has been reprinted with permission.



Hunters target wild dog controls in lead up to State poll

premium_icon Hunters target wild dog controls in lead up to State poll

Politicians invited to meeting to discuss wild dog controls.

Fire-affected residents told to prepare now for Cyclone Oma

premium_icon Fire-affected residents told to prepare now for Cyclone Oma

Firefighters continue work ahead of potential cyclonic winds

Maclean set to host inaugural bat festival

premium_icon Maclean set to host inaugural bat festival

Event showcases wildlife and environment to the community