Britain's 97-year-old Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

10 February 2019

Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has given up his driving licence voluntarily after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

Philip escaped without injury on January 17 when the Land Rover flipped in a collision with a car close to the royals' Sandringham residence in eastern England. The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee and a 45-year-old woman passenger in the car, which also had a nine-month-old baby on board, sustained a broken wrist.

Philip suggested low sun had affected his sight for the crash and he also received a warning from police for driving without a seatbelt two days after the crash. There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but drivers over 70 must renew their licences every three years.