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LONDON – The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said.
It comes after the 97-year-old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia.
Two days later Norfolk Police gave him “suitable words of advice” after he was pictured driving without a seat belt.
Buckingham Palace said that he surrendered his licence on Saturday.
In a statement, the palace said: “After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.”
Norfolk Police confirmed that the duke had surrendered his licence to officers.
The investigation file for the collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service, which said it would take the latest development into account. (BBC)