Prince Philip involved in minor car accident

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Prince Philip, 97, escaped unharmed from a car accident Thursday near the Royal Estate of Sandringham in Norfolk (East of England), said Buckingham Palace.

“The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car accident with another vehicle this afternoon,” said a spokesman for the palace in a statement. “The duke was not hurt. The accident occurred near the Sandringham Estate.”

Prince Philip was driving, a spokesman for the palace told the British Press Association.

“He saw a doctor as a precaution and the doctor confirmed that he was not injured.”

Police in Norfolk County said they were alerted shortly before 3:00 pm about a “collision involving two cars”. Two people in one of the vehicles were slightly injured, she added.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband spend much of the winter in their home in Norfolk.

A hot-tempered character, Prince Philip retired in August 2017, having participated in more than 22,000 official public commitments since his wife’s accession to the throne in 1952.

The couple celebrated in November 2017 their platinum wedding at Windsor Castle, about 40 miles from London.

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