Britain's Prince Philip, queen's husband, in car accident


    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip waits for the bridal procession following the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip the husband of Queen Elizabeth II had been in a traffic accident and is not injured. The palace said the accident happened Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 afternoon near the queen’s country residence in Sandringham in eastern England.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

    LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn't injured.

    The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen's country retreat in eastern England.

    The scene near to the Sandringham Estate where Britain's Prince Philip was involved in a road accident in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Sam Russell/PA via AP)

    The Norfolk Constabulary says officers responded to a reported collision and two people in one of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

    The palace said a doctor examined Philip as a precaution and confirmed he wasn't hurt.

    Britain's Press Association quoted a palace spokeswoman saying the Duke of Edinburgh, the title he received on his wedding day, was driving one of the cars.

    He had a passenger in the car, but the spokeswoman would not reveal who it was, the Press Association reported.

    Philip has largely retired from the royal family's public duties.

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