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Queen attends church as Philip stays home

Wrapped in a long wool coat, and looking cheerful, the Queen smiled while attending a chilly church service in the UK on Sunday.

But there was no sign of Prince Philip at St Peter’s church in Wolferton, three days after the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a serious car crash, reports The Sun.

British police have spoken with Prince Philip after he was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt just two days after he was involved in a serious car crash.

media_cameraQueen Elizabeth attends a service at St Peter’s church in Wolferton, near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP

Norfolk Police said late yesterday that “suitable words of advice have been given to the driver”.

Police spoke to Philip after a photograph was published showing the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, driving a new Land Rover near the royal residence at Sandringham.

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media_cameraPrince Philip driving Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Picture: Supplied

They said advice was given to him “in line with our standard response when being made aware of such images showing this type of offence.”

It comes as one of the women involved in the accident said she had not heard from the royal family and had received no apology.

Emma Fairweather told the Sunday Mirror that she was left screaming after the accident, in which the Prince’s Land Rover flipped onto its side after it pulled out in front of an oncoming Kia, being driven by a 28-year-old woman.

media_cameraThe Queen attended a church service in the UK. Picture: AP

The woman’s nine-month-old baby was in the back while Ms Fairweather was in the front passenger seat.

Both women received minor injuries and the baby was uninjured.

Ms Fairweather broke her wrist in the crash, which occurred just outside the Queen’s country estate Sandringham at Norfolk.

“I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry. It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the royal family,” Ms Fairweather said.

“It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all.

“What would it have taken for him and the Queen to send me a card and a bunch of flowers?”

media_cameraBroken glass and car parts on the road side near to the Sandringham Estate, England, where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP

“I know the Queen is a busy lady but I was really excited at the idea she might phone me.

“Instead, I got a call from a police family liaison officer. The message he passed on didn’t even make sense. He said, ‘The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you.’ That’s not an apology or even a well-wish.”

On Thursday, Philip was driving another vehicle when he was involved in a serious collision in which two women in the other car, suffered minor injuries.

media_cameraMedia at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a car accident. Picture: AP

A nine-month-old baby boy in the Kia was unhurt. Philip was not injured.

The accident is still being investigated and no one has been arrested or charged.

But the incident and Philip’s subsequent driving apparently without using a seatbelt is raising questions about his continued use of roadways.

Buckingham Palace says Philip has a valid driver’s license.

There is no upper age limit for licensing drivers in Britain, although drivers over 70 are required to renew their licenses every three years and tell authorities about certain medical ailments that might raise safety issues.

He passed a vision test administered Saturday as part of the investigation into the accident.

media_cameraThe Queen with Prince hilip. Picture: AFP

This story was originally published in The Sun and has been reprinted with permission.

Originally published as Queen goes solo as Philip stays home

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