Report Prince Philip Apologizes To Injured Crash Victim Emma Fairweather
Prince Philip has finally written to the mom he injured in his recent car crash.
The 97-year-old Duke Of Windsor and told Emma Fairweather that he is "deeply sorry" after the accident.
The British Royal also offered her a 'speedy recovery' after she injured her arm after he ploughed his Land Rover into the Kia car she was travelling in at the time.
Injured Emma, 46, said: "It was a nice touch."
The typed 181-word message finally arrived six days after the smash and was signed "Yours sincerely, Philip" – in blue ink.
Emma said: "When I opened it I saw the Sandringham House headed paper and went 'Oh my God!'
"He asked how I was and said sorry that I was in pain. I was chuffed.
"I thought it was really nice that he signed off as 'Philip' and not the formal title. I was pleasantly surprised because of the personalized nature.
"A lot of people said it was unrealistic that I wanted that human kindness from Prince Philip – which is what I saw this letter as."
The note, thought to have been hand-delivered to Emma's home in King's Lynn, Norfolk, is dated January 21, which four days after the crash.
Emma received it two days later.
It read: "I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads.
"I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road.
"It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash.
"In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road. In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences.
"I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured.
"As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer. I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury.
"I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience."
Emma, a care support worker, was left in crippling pain after the crash.
She has been signed off for two months and has instructed solicitors to pursue a compensation claim following the accident.
The Kia was being driven by her friend, Ellie Townsend, 28, and Ellie's nine-month-old son was also in the car.
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