Safety first, Ma’am! The Queen wears a seatbelt one day after she was criticised for not buckling up in her Range Rover following Prince Philip’s crash
- Queen spotted driving with seat belt on after she was seen without yesterday
- She wore a headscarf as she drove out of the Sandringham estate, Norfolk today
- It comes as Prince Philip recovers on Wood Farm after Thursday’s horror crash
The Queen has been spotted driving with her seat belt on a day after she was criticised for not wearing it in the aftermath of Prince Philip’s horror crash.
She was spotted behind the wheel of her Range Rover as she drove out of the Sandringham estate shortly after midday today.
The Queen was wearing a headscarf and was accompanied by a companion as she drove ahead of her police protection officers.
The Queen was wearing a headscarf and bright red lipstick and was accompanied by a companion as she drove out of the Sandringham estate today
It comes after she was seen driving along a public road yesterday, less than 24 hours after Prince Philip’s accident, without a seat belt as she headed home from her stables.
New aerial pictures now show Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate where Prince Philip is recovering after Thursday’s crash.
The drone photos reveal the cottage is in a secluded corner of the Royal estate, surrounded by fields and trees.
The Queen was followed by police protection officers as she drove her Range Rover at midday
It comes after she was seen driving along a public road yesterday, less than 24 hours after Prince Philip’s accident, without wearing a seatbelt
The cottage is in a quiet and idyllic setting and offers him room to recover in complete peace and quiet.
The Royal was not injured in the crash, which also involved a Kia car, but doctors are closely monitoring him.
Two women in the Kia were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries before being discharged.
The Duke enjoys reading, writing letters and painting watercolours at Wood Farm, which is a spacious, but modestly furnished cottage.
He is attended at the cottage by one of his two pages, a footman, chef, housekeeper, valet and his police protectors.
The Duke of Edinburgh is recuperating at Wood Farm (pictured) after Thursday’s dramatic crash
The Royal was not injured in the crash, which also involved a Kia car, but doctors are closely monitoring him
Police are now investigating the crash which happened near the Sandringham estate.
Witnesses yesterday revealed the 97-year-old was shaking and pleading ‘get me out’ after his Land Rover crashed while he was out driving alone without a protection officer.
A motorist who swerved around the wreckage said the duke was ‘hanging from his seat’ and saying ‘my leg is trapped’. Four rescuers had to free him from his upturned vehicle.
It has now emerged that the female driver of the Kia, 28, sat in a police car wrapped in a paramedics jacket while cradling her nine-month-old son in the aftermath of the crash.
Witnesses yesterday revealed the 97-year-old prince was shaking and pleading ‘get me out’ after his Land Rover crashed while he was out driving alone without a protection officer
The female driver of the Kia, 28, can be seen sitting in a police car cradling her nine-month-old (circled) baby in the aftermath of the crash
The shocked mother hurt her knee which had to be wrapped in a dressing.
Her 45-year-old mother suffered a broken wrist and was taken to hospital but was later discharged. The baby, who was rescued from the Kia’s back seat, appears to have been unhurt.
Palace officials admitted last night that Philip was taken to hospital on doctors’ advice, despite initially insisting he was unhurt.
Prince Philip’s car was towed away following the incident, but a wing mirror and glass from his broken windscreen are still at the scene today.
A replacement black Land Rover Freelander was delivered to the Duke at Sandringham on Friday.