Prince Philip, 97-Year-Old Husband of Queen Elizabeth, Crashes His SUV


Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn’t injured.

The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen’s country retreat in eastern England.

The Norfolk Constabulary says officers responded to a reported collision and two people in one of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

The palace said a doctor examined Philip as a precaution and confirmed he wasn’t hurt.

Britain’s Press Association quoted a palace spokeswoman saying the Duke of Edinburgh, the title he received on his wedding day, was driving one of the cars.

He had a passenger in the car, but the spokeswoman would not reveal who it was, the Press Association reported.

Philip has largely retired from the royal family’s public duties.



  1. A good man…. good to the Jews! His mother risked her life to save a Jewish family in the holocaust..

    His Royal Highness also stopped and gave me great kovod in front of 300 people and asked me about my tzitzis, when I receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award from him in St James’s Palace in 1993….

  2. Prince Philip is worshiped by some of the people of Vanuatu (check out Prince Philip Movement in Wikipedia). I believe proper Western etiquette requires bowing to him. I’m wondering if this presents a halachic problem.

  3. The altere geezer has Alzheimer’s. He is probably quite violent if he doesn’t get his own way & the Queen never was able to control him, especially his mouth. Take away his keys & get him a driver, I think the family can afford it.