Prince Philip uninjured in traffic accident
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:11PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:05PM EST
LONDON - Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn't injured.
The palace said the two-vehicle 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.
Neither the police force nor the palace would provide more details, including whether Philip was one of the two drivers.
He has largely retired from public life.
Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident earlier today. He was driving a Range Rover, seen here flipped over. Was seen walking away, shaken. Buck Palace says he was seen by doctor and not injured.— Daniele Hamamdjian (@DHamamdjian) January 17, 2019
Possibly his last time behind the wheel. pic.twitter.com/7nnIjwoOnU