Philip rides again! Duke of Edinburgh, 97, is back behind the wheel

Philip rides again! The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, is back behind the wheel of a new Land Rover ALONE and without a seatbelt on a public road – two days after he crashed into car carrying a mother and baby

  • Prince Philip spotted driving into Sandringham estate in new Land Rover today
  • Duke of Edinburgh appeared to not wear a seatbelt and was driving on his own  
  • It comes just 48 hours after Prince Philip flipped his car after colliding with a Kia
  • The brand new car was delivered yesterday afternoon after the shocking crash 

Prince Philip has been spotted behind the wheel of his brand new Land Rover today just two days after flipping his car in a horror crash.

In photos taken by MailOnline, The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, can be seen driving into the main entrance gate to the Sandringham estate on his own without a seatbelt on Saturday afternoon.    

It comes less than 48 hours after he was left bloodied and shaken when his car ‘somersaulted across the road’ after colliding with a Kia on the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk. 

Prince Philip has been spotted behind the wheel of his brand new Land Rover today just two days after flipping his car in a horror crash

Prince Philip has been spotted behind the wheel of his brand new Land Rover today just two days after flipping his car in a horror crash

Witnesses revealed Philip 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. 

And, astonishingly, the Queen was later pictured driving on a public road little more than a mile from the scene of the accident without a seatbelt. 

Palace officials admitted last night that Philip was taken to hospital on doctors’ advice, despite initially insisting he was unhurt.  

It emerged last night that a nine-month-old boy and two women were in the car that hit the prince’s vehicle as he pulled out onto a main road near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. 

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, could be seen driving the car on his own without a seatbelt into the main entrance gate to the Sandringham estate on Saturday afternoon

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, could be seen driving the car on his own without a seatbelt into the main entrance gate to the Sandringham estate on Saturday afternoon

It comes less than 48 hours after he was left bloodied and shaken after his car 'somersaulted across the road' after colliding with a Kia on the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk

It comes less than 48 hours after he was left bloodied and shaken after his car ‘somersaulted across the road’ after colliding with a Kia on the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk

None of the trio were seriously injured and the Duke of Edinburgh exchanged ‘well-wishes’ with them. 

However he is now facing a police probe over the accident – which could lead to a charge of dangerous driving – and could be forced to surrender his driving licence.

Despite this, a replacement Land Rover Freelander, bearing his distinctive number plate, was delivered to Sandringham yesterday.   

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. 

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. 

A driver claims Prince Philip almost crashed into her as near Sandringham estate before his shocking crash on Thursday (pictured)  

A driver claims Prince Philip almost crashed into her as near Sandringham estate before his shocking crash on Thursday (pictured)  

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 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

Philip is believed to have just left Sandringham, marked in red, and was turning on to the A149  at this junction when he collided with a Kia and his car cartwheeled on to the other side of the road, circled blue

Philip is believed to have just left Sandringham, marked in red, and was turning on to the A149  at this junction when he collided with a Kia and his car cartwheeled on to the other side of the road, circled blue

According to one eyewitness, the Kia, driven by a 28-year-old mother, ‘T-boned’ the duke’s car and ended up in a hedge with smoke coming from the engine.

Norfolk Police said the force would investigate the crash, meaning the duke is likely to be interviewed by officers. 

A statement said: ‘As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.’

Motoring experts said it was likely police would ask Philip to voluntarily surrender his driver’s licence because of his age.

A royal spokesman confirmed that he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn yesterday morning for a precautionary check-up on doctor’s advice but ‘had no injuries of concern’. 

The spokesman added: ‘Contact has been made privately with the passengers in the other car and well-wishes exchanged.’

The Queen was spotted driving her Range Rover without a seatbelt a day after Prince Philip's crash, little more than a mile from the scene of her husband's accident

The Queen was spotted driving her Range Rover without a seatbelt a day after Prince Philip’s crash, little more than a mile from the scene of her husband’s accident

Motoring experts said it was likely police would ask Philip (pictured at the wheel near Balmoral last year) to voluntarily surrender his driver's licence because of his age

Motoring experts said it was likely police would ask Philip (pictured at the wheel near Balmoral last year) to voluntarily surrender his driver’s licence because of his age

Under UK law it is compulsory to wear a seatbelt if there is one fitted but the Queen is immune from any civil or criminal proceedings. 

Buckingham Palace insisted the monarch was careful to ensure she privately complied with the law.

When asked if Philip had ever passed a driving test, a royal spokesman made no comment. 

It also emerged that in the aftermath of the accident, Philip was able to walk over and ask the occupants of the other car: ‘Is everyone else alright?’

It is thought that his Land Rover may have been armoured, which could have helped protect him.

Retired barrister Roy Warne and grandfather Glenn Watson bravely rushed to help Philip out of the wreckage.

Mr Warne said: ‘I was driving home and I saw a car – a black Land Rover – come out from the side road on the right and there was a huge collision with another car.’ 

Witnesses yesterday revealed the 97-year-old was shaking and pleading 'get me out' after his Land Rover crashed (aftermath pictured) while he was alone and without a protection officer

Witnesses yesterday revealed the 97-year-old was shaking and pleading ‘get me out’ after his Land Rover crashed (aftermath pictured) while he was alone and without a protection officer

A motorist who swerved around the wreckage (aftermath of crash pictured) said the duke was 'hanging from his seat' and saying 'my leg is trapped'. Four rescuers had to free him from his upturned Land Rover

A motorist who swerved around the wreckage (aftermath of crash pictured) said the duke was ‘hanging from his seat’ and saying ‘my leg is trapped’. Four rescuers had to free him from his upturned Land Rover

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