The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was cautioned by British police over the weekend after he was spotted driving without a seatbelt – just days after rolling his four-wheel-drive in a serious collision with another vehicle.
Let us posit our theory right now: Prince Philip, who is 97 years old, survived active naval service during World War II, and somehow saved his ship from near-certain destruction at the hands of a German bomber, knows something mere mortals do not.
Anyway, BBC reports Norfolk Police reached out to Queen Elizabeth‘s husband after he was photographed behind the wheel of a Range Rover near Sandringham Estate. Notably, it was not the same Range Rover as the one involved in the collision. That one got pretty messed up.
“This is in line with our standard response when being made aware of such images showing this type of offence,” a police spokesperson told BBC. We suppose a statement like “well, you bloody try telling Prince Philip he’s not allowed to hoon around in a Rangey anymore” wouldn’t have made it past the draft stage.
The images are not the only aftermath of the crash, of course. Emma Fairweather, who sustained a broken wrist during last week’s collision with Prince Philip’s vehicle, states he has not reached out with any substantial well wishes, let alone an apology.
Discussing a message sent from Buckingham Palace, Fairweather told the Mirror “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.”
Fairweather said she retains fond feelings for the royals, but believes Prince Philip should face charges if he is ever found to have been at fault for the smash. We’ll see if that comes to pass.