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Off The Roads! Prince Philip Gives Up Driving License After Crash

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Feb. 9 2019, Published 10:14 p.m. ET

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Prince Philip has decided to stop driving.

The 97-year-old was involved in a collision that left two women injured less than a month ago.

"After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license," the palace said in a statement.

Prosecutors said they would consider the decision as they decide whether to charge the husband of Queen Elizabeth II over the January 17 crash.

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Philip was behind the wheel of a Land Rover near the Royal Family's Sandringham estate in eastern

England when he smashed into another car.

He had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn't injured.

Two women in the other car were injured, though not seriously, and a nine-month-old boy was unhurt.

Police said Philip and the other driver were both given breath tests for alcohol and passed.

The Royal was photographed driving again two days later, without a seat belt. After that, police said they offered him "suitable words of advice."

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He wrote a letter to one of the injured women, Emma Fairweather, who required surgery after the crash.

But now it appears as if his time on the roads has come to an end while it is likely he will have a full-time driver instead.

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