The Royal Household had been warned to “downplay” the incident out of worry of him being “cussed”. When he arrived house after the collision, he requested the Queen’s non-public butler for a plaster with out revealing the circumstances behind his damage. Philip had not deemed it necessary to say he had simply been pulled out of his overturned Land Rover on the Sandringham Property.
Insiders advised the Each day Telegraph that the Prince was “genuinely shaken up” by the crash and “livid with himself”.
This shock led the “decided” Prince to take to the wheel the very subsequent day, in accordance with the paper.
Out of worry of shedding his independence, the 97-year-old drove and not using a seatbelt to “show” he was nonetheless as much as it regardless of the hip substitute, glasses and listening to assist.
This cussed streak meant Philip’s involved youngsters and grandchildren had been warned to not make a fuss, it’s reported.
This may clarify why Princess Anne had “no concept” how her father was when she was requested days two days afterwards.
A supply revealed to The Each day Telegraph the household weren’t even to say him giving up his licence out of “worry it’d make him dig in his heels much more”.
Royal writer revealed, Sarah Bradford, advised of how the Duke threatening to kick the Queen out of a automotive as a result of she complained he was driving “too quick”.
On the eve of his marriage ceremony to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, he was stopped for dashing subsequent to Buckingham Palace.
Philip beloved driving a lot he insisted on driving US president Barack Obama and his spouse Michelle from their helicopter to Windsor Fort once they came visiting in 2016.
Obama’s secret service is claimed to have been “terrified” when the then 94-year-old took the wheel.
The then president stated later: “I’ve to say I’ve by no means been pushed by a Duke of Edinburgh earlier than, however I can report it was very clean.”
Nonetheless, the Duke’s reluctance was defeated when police stated relinquishing his licence was one of the simplest ways to keep away from prosecution.