‘It was a shock for all concerned’: Duke of Edinburgh sends thank you letters to wellwishers who wrote to him after his crash at Sandringham
- Philip has sent out thank you notes to those who wrote to him after the accident
- Each letter has been written on behalf of the 97-year-old royal by his secretary
- She described the incident as a ‘shock for all concerned’ in the note
The Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash last month has been described as ‘a shock for all concerned’ in a letter thanking those to wrote to him.
Prince Philip has sent out thank you notes to members of the public who sent letters to him following his accident in Sandringham on January 17.
Instagram Royal fan account crown.replies shared the typed response they received on Tuesday.
The letter, written by the duke’s secretary Suzy Lethbridge, reads: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh thanks you for your kind message of good wishes following the recent accident near Sandringham.
‘It was a shock for all concerned. The Norfolk emergency services were quick to respond and assist those involved.
The Duke of Edinburgh has sent out thank you letters to all who wrote to him following his crash in Sandringham last month
‘Prince Philip is grateful to you for taking the trouble to write.’
Each letter has then been signed by Ms Lethbridge the Communication Secretary to Buckingham Palace.
The 97-year-old royal was involved in a horror accident near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk last month with the Duke escaping unhurt despite his car being ‘T-boned’ by another vehicle and flipping onto its side.
Police are understood to be looking at driver error rather than mechanical faults.
The 97-year-old royal was involved in a horror accident near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk last month
Each of the letters is written on behalf of the duke by Correspondence Secretary, Suzy Lethbridge
The accident happened as Philip pulled out of a side road on to the 60mph limit A149 road.
His Land Rover collided with a Kia car, sending his vehicle tumbling across the road where it ended up on its side.
The 28-year-old woman driver of the Kia suffered a knee injury and her 45-year-old woman passenger sustained a broken wrist.
A nine-month-old boy strapped into the back seat escaped serious injury.
Emma Fairweather, 46, was the passenger of the car that Philip collided with and broke her wrist in the accident
Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in the Kia, broke her wrist and is set to undergo surgery to have a titanium plate inserted.
The Duke appeared to admit responsibility in a letter to Ms Fairweather several days after the accident.
In his 181-word typed letter, Prince Philip wished her a ‘speedy recovery from a very distressing experience’.
He said he was ‘deeply sorry’ and explained while he was familiar with the junction he could ‘only imagine’ the low sun stopped him seeing her approaching.
The Duke, who has given a police statement, could be charged with careless driving.