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Prince Philip Surrenders Driver's License 3 Weeks After Car Crash

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Nearly a month after the horror crash that flipped Prince Philip's land rover, the 97-year-old Duke has voluntarily surrendered his driver'slicence following backlash about his driving habits.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 98 in June, was driving a Land Rover on January 17 near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk when he crashed into another vehicle.

He apologised for his part in an accident on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk when his Land Rover Freelander collided with another vehicle on January 17, leaving two women needing hospital treatment.

Prince Philip's auto flipped over in the crash and he had to be rescued by a passing motorist.

Buckingham Palace said Philip - formally known as the Duke of Edinburgh - took the decision on his own after rolling over his Land Rover last month.

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

However, one woman in the Kia suffered a broken wrist and the other sustained cuts to her knee.

Emma Fairweather, 46, said it was the "right thing to do" and the Duke of Edinburgh was "sensible" before adding it was a "shame he didn't make the decision sooner".

Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip relinquished his licence on Saturday.

"I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads", the letter reads, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Philip was photographed driving again two days later, without a seatbelt. A CPS spokesman said they would "review each file carefully before a decision is made" and will take into account that Philip surrendered his license.

The sun was blamed for hindering his vision and he wrote he was "very contrite about the consequences" of the collision.

She said she was "chuffed" to receive the response, after earlier noting a lack of direct communication with the Prince in interviews with other United Kingdom media outlets. "I was pleasantly surprised because of the personalized nature".

Since retiring from official solo duties, he has appeared in public alongside the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at events and church services.