Prince Philip, 97, emerges unscathed after car accident

Car involved in collision in U.K. removed from scene, Prince Philip unharmed
WATCH: A vehicle which had been carrying Prince Philip was removed from the scene of an accident on Thursday after it was involved in a collision and landed on its side. The prince was not injured in the crash.

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, was involved in a traffic accident on Thursday near the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Buckingham Palace said. He was not hurt.

“The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon,” it said in a statement.

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“The Duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate.”

Local police attended the scene, it added.

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The BBC reported that Philip was driving a Range Rover and that the vehicle landed on its side after a collision. It quoted a witness as saying the Duke was very shaken.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison; editing by Andrew MacAskill)