The Duke of Edinburgh sent his apologies to the woman injured in the car crash two weeks ago.
After Emma Fairweather told the Mirror she hadn’t heard anything from the Royals since she was injured in the car accident with Prince Philip, the 97-year-old sent an apology letter the next day. On January 17th, the mom-of-two was driving her Kia with her friend and her friend’s 9-month-old boy when they collided with the royal’s car. Fairweather had a broken wrist and Philip left the scene shortly after without tending to the woman. The Sunday Mirror recently published his sincere letter where he wished her a speedy recovery.
“I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads.”
He blamed the bright sun that he says blinded him that day which lead to the crash.
“I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences,” he wrote.
He also explained how he’s been on that road “any number of times” while claiming he knows “very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road.” He backed up his early departure with:
“As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer. I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury.”
Although Philip’s car flipped on its side, no one was seriously injured in the crash. He received no charges and continues to drive.
Watch the video below for Prince Philip’s full letter: