Prince Philip Gives Up His Driving Licence Weeks After Crashing Into a Car Carrying a Mother and Her Baby

The Duke of Edinburgh has voluntarily given up his driving licence just weeks after he crashed his Land Rover which sent two women to hospital.

Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip relinquished his licence on Saturday.

The 97-year-old apologised for his role in the accident after his vehicle hit another car before landing on its side.

Just two days after the crash, the Duke was spotted driving without a seatbelt, sparking widespread backlash.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: ‘After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.’

The retired barrister who pulled the Duke from the wreckage said he might have been overly cautious giving up his licence.

Roy Warne said: ‘No one should be driving if they don’t feel safe to do so however old they are but in the Duke of Edinburgh’s case we don’t have the full facts so it is very difficult to express a view.’