'Untouchable' Prince Philip Learns Fate Over Crash
The UK's Crown Prosecution Service says Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh will face no further action over his collision with another car on the A149 near Sandringham last month.
Chris Long, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East of England, said: "The CPS has carefully reviewed material submitted by the police in relation to a traffic collision on the A149 on 17 January this year.
"We took into account all of the circumstances in this case, including the level of culpability, the age of the driver and the surrender of the driving licence.
"We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute.
"All those involved in the collision have been informed and provided with a full explanation in writing."
There was a shocked reaction on social media, with people declaring the prince is “untouchable”.
The accident happened when Prince Philip was driving his Land Rover out of a side road at Norfolk near the Sandringham Estate, and pulled out onto a main road.
A car travelling on the main road, being driven by a 28-year-old woman with a 45-year-old front-seat passenger and a baby boy in the rear of the car, “T-boned’’ Prince Philip’s Land Rover.
The driver received cuts and bruises and was taken to hospital, while the passenger received a broken wrist and also required hospital treatment.
The baby was unharmed.