The Duke of Edinburgh has been concerned in a highway site visitors accident near the Sandringham Property however was not injured, Buckingham Palace has stated.
Police attended the scene however the 97-year-old didn’t require medical consideration.
An eyewitness informed the BBC that Prince Philip walked away from the crash.
They added that the Duke appeared “very, very shocked” within the quick aftermath of the incident, which occurred shortly earlier than 3pm (GMT) on Thursday.
An image shared on social media and despatched to a neighborhood radio station confirmed not less than two autos by the roadside near the property.
The image exhibits police in attendance and a Land Rover automobile – which the duke was reportedly driving – on its facet.
One other automobile is seen additional away from the highway.
Two different individuals concerned are believed to have suffered minor accidents.
Prince Philip has spent an growing period of time at Sandringham, a sprawling property in Norfolk, following the announcement of his retirement from public life in 2017.
He’s at the moment there alongside the queen, who usually stays on the nation retreat till mid-February.
The incident comes after a interval of relative ill-health for the beforehand wholesome duke.
Philip has at all times been identified for his energetic life-style however has, lately, suffered plenty of well being issues.
In Could 2018, it was reported that the duke suffered a fractured rib simply days earlier than the Royal wedding ceremony of his grandson Prince Harry to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
The Solar newspaper reported that Philip suffered the harm whereas within the tub.
That incident got here simply six weeks after Philip underwent a common anaesthetic for a full hip substitute at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London
He left hospital to recuperate at Windsor Citadel 9 days later.
On the time, orthopaedic surgeons spoke of the chance connected to such an operation for the then 96-year-old – however they added that the Duke’s common health can be extra essential than his age.
Sandringham: The Royals’ favorite nation retreat
Sandringham Home is one among two private and personal residences owned by The Royal Household, not like the Royal palaces corresponding to Buckingham Palace that belong to the Crown.
Positioned within the Norfolk Coast Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence, the home stands in a 20,000-acre property and is Grade II listed together with its landscaped gardens, park, and woodlands.
The home first got here below Royal possession in 1862 and was a rustic residence for the Prince of Wales, the long run King Edward VII who handed it all the way down to his son, King George V.
The Queen inherited Sandringham from her father in 1952 with the Duke of Edinburgh taking general accountability for its administration.
Sandringham is without doubt one of the Royal Household’s favorite properties and it’s the place the Queen normally celebrates Christmas, the place she is joined by many members of The Royal Household.
Historically they go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Property on Christmas morning.
The Queen’s father, George VI, died at Sandringham in February 1952.