Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip escaped without injury from a car crash while driving on Thursday near the Sandringham estate in eastern England.

Police said two people in a car that collided with that of the prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, were both taken to hospital for minor injuries but later got discharged.

Pictures from the scene showed a Land Rover overturned on the side of the road. The accident occurred while Philip was pulling out of a driveway onto a main road, the BBC reported, quoting a witness saying he was very shaken.

Philip drove former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to lunch during their state visit to Britain in 2016. Buckingham Palace confirmed Thursday’s accident.

“The Duke was not injured,” it added in a statement.

A palace spokesperson later confirmed Philip was at the wheel and was checked by a doctor afterwards. He did not go to hospital and was now back at Sandringham, the private country residence owned by Queen Elizabeth in the county of Norfolk.

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Prince Philip was involved in a car crash in Sandringham (Image: GETTY/KLFM)

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Philip’s Land Rover collided with a Kia (Image: PA)


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