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Prince Philip exchanges well-wishes with crash victims, after hospital gives him all-clear

The 97-year-old escaped unhurt in a car crash that took place near Sandringham Estate.

Jan 19, 2019, 09.33 AM IST
LONDON: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, exchanged "well-wishes" with the two women in the car that was involved in an accident with him, the Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

A palace spokesperson said that the Duke underwent a "precautionary check-up" on the advice of a doctor, who later said that Prince Philip "had no injuries of concern," CNN reported.

The 97-year-old Duke escaped unhurt in a car crash that took place on Thursday near Sandringham Estate at around 3 pm (local time) in Norfolk, situated in eastern part of England.

As a result of the crash, Prince Philip's Land Rover flipped onto its side, but the Duke emerged unharmed, a statement from the local police said.

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The Duke's vehicle collided with another vehicle carrying two women, aged 28 and 45, and a nine-month-old infant. The police said that while the infant escaped unscathed, the 28-year-old woman suffered cuts to her knee, and the 45-year-old woman broke her wrist.

The injuries to the two women were not life-threatening.

Following the accident, Prince Philip visited a doctor at the Sandringham Estate, the Queen's private home, where the physician said that the Duke did not suffer any injury.

Prince Philip retired from 65 years of public service in August 2017.

The Duke and the Queen tied the knot at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, when they were still Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, respectively.

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