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clareprop 17th Jan 2019 17:59

Phil Rolls his Landie...
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46912691


The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen's Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened shortly before 15:00 GMT.


weemonkey 17th Jan 2019 18:01

Prince Phillip involved in road accident
 
BBC news link

​https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46912691​

N707ZS 17th Jan 2019 18:15

Probably disgruntled after he herd the factory's moving to Slovakia!

cavortingcheetah 17th Jan 2019 18:39

He wouldn't have had his day turned topsy turvey if he'd been driving a Mercedes Benz.

uffington sb 17th Jan 2019 18:50

At 97, itís probably a good time to hang up his driving gloves, at least on public roads where the public drive.
just saying.

Fareastdriver 17th Jan 2019 18:50

Without attempting to prejudge a 97 year old driver having a road accident but just how would you prosecute Phil the Greek.

Does he have Royal Immunity or would it go to court?

Should it go to court then he will be prosecuted by the Crown, i.e. his wife. As the prosecution will be acting on behalf of the Crown his wife will affectively be presenting evidence against him. From what I remember about English Law a spouse cannot be compelled to give evidence against their partner.

Any Legal Beagles?

Dan_Brown 17th Jan 2019 19:21

Not quite right. It rolled after he pulled out, of a side road or driveway, into the path of a passing car, allegedly .

flash8 17th Jan 2019 19:21

I thought it was "Phil the Greek"*.... (amongst many other things, the Windsor family have fine form)... however, as you likely well know, it's who you know (in the UK) and you don't get much higher in the pecking order, so probably zilch.

*I have been lambasted on these forums for calling him this in the past... nice to state it yet once again!

Chronus 17th Jan 2019 19:42

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016...1066891497.jpg

He may have got confused and thought he was driving one of those things above, with only one horse pulling it along and didn`t have that bloke sitting on the back seat.

anchorhold 17th Jan 2019 21:28

This has caused excitement for those who have an ongoing agenda against older drivers. Of course a car pulling out is likely to be in the wrong, although that depends how fast the driver was going on the main road. It could be a case of a 97 year old cautiously pulling out and a 17 yeard old driving like a bat out of hell The offence here if HRH is in the wrong would be the 'catch all' of driving without due care and attention. Of course any other 97 old driver would be routinely breathalised, given a mouth swab for drugs, eyesight test and have his mobile phone checked. One other point, having recently been a passenger with an 93 year old lady, like his bodyguard, I saw myself as an extra pair of eyes. One royal commentator stated that HRH continued to fly as a pilot to 55, when the retirement age is 48 (if only), in the absence of the fact that Ray Hanna was still displaying a Spitfire at 77.

2 sheds 17th Jan 2019 21:35


The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, tweeted a prayer in support to the duke, and later another one for the two other people involved in the accident.
from the BBC. So that's all right then - God reads Twitter? Nice of him to remember the other people involved as an afterthought, which the statement from Buck House did not - certainly as reported on ITV.

TURIN 17th Jan 2019 23:07

Well in good conspiracy theory fashion...it's got brexit off the front pages.

Tankertrashnav 17th Jan 2019 23:52


Does he have Royal Immunity or would it go to court?
Nope. I remember back in the 50s he was up before the beak (probably figuratively) for speeding offences on more than one occasion.

Fareastdriver, I am sure your reference to "Nick the Greek" was a slip of the pen (or keyboard). Nick the Greek was a well-known professional gambler, real name Nick Dandolos

Dee Vee 18th Jan 2019 01:45


Originally Posted by Dan_Brown (Post 10363447)
Not quite right. It rolled after he pulled out, of a side road or driveway, into the path of a passing car, allegedly .

tip to Prince Philip

Look left, look right, look left again, if no car approaching, enter roadway.....

57mm 18th Jan 2019 03:35

Not me, officer, my royal protection officer was driving......

Pontius Navigator 18th Jan 2019 07:21


Originally Posted by Dee Vee (Post 10363661)
tip to Prince Philip

Look left, look right, look left again, if no car approaching, enter roadway.....

And almost every driver I have seen. The problem is they keep looking left as they pull out when the immediate threat is from the right.

You often need your head on a swivel with LRL and finally Right.

Allan Lupton 18th Jan 2019 07:56

I understand the other vehicle was the strangely and in this case appropriately-named ΚIΛ (= KIL in our alphabet).

cattletruck 18th Jan 2019 08:09

I'm sure if the Land Rover continued to roll back into its wheels HRH would have continued on his merry way and we would not have heard a word of it.

I reckon the next Landy model won't be as boxy.

teeteringhead 18th Jan 2019 08:43


Of course any other 97 old driver would be routinely breathalised,
He was breathalyzed, not sure about anything else

PJD1 18th Jan 2019 08:43


Originally Posted by Dee Vee (Post 10363661)
tip to Prince Philip

Look left, look right, look left again, if no car approaching, enter roadway.....

Should be the other way round actually. Look right, look left, look right again (assuming traffic is driving on the left as it does in the UK)


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