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Prince Philip of Great Britain warned by police about the seat belt, two days after the accident



LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, received a police warning after he was photographed apparently driving without a seat belt, just two days after he was involved in an accident while driving .

Newspapers showed footage of Philip driving a spare Land Rover on Saturday (January 19) at the Sandringham Royal Residence in Norfolk. He did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt while traveling on a public road.

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"We are aware of the photographs," a police spokesman said.

"Appropriate advice words have been given to the driver and this is in accordance with our standard response when informed that we have received such images showing such offense."

On Thursday, Philip escaped uninjured when his car turned after an accident with another vehicle near Sandringham.

Philip was unharmed, though shaken by the accident. The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered a knee injury and a 45-year-old passenger in the car, who also had a nine-month-old baby on board, suffered a broken wrist.

They were taken to the hospital but released.

A spokeswoman for Philip, who asked about Saturday's incident, said: "It's a matter for the Norfolk police."

Philip has developed a reputation for sharp comments and often dominant verbal gafes.


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