Queen caught driving with no seatbelt a year after Prince Philip crash

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It’s been a year since Prince Philip was involved in a horror crash and now The Queen has been caught driving with no seatbelt. 

The Queen aged 93, was caught on Friday driving down a road near her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk with no seat belt on. She was driving her black Range Rover wearing a headscarf with a dog pattern and winter jacket. It was only last year when her husband Prince Philip had a lucky escape when he was involved in an accident causing his Land Rover to overturn in a collision with a Kia near the royal estate. Two women needed hospital treatment however The Duke and a nine-month old baby came out unharmed.

Emma Fairweather was one of the injured passengers, and accused The Duke of irresponsible driving, and claims she wanted him to be prosecuted. Emma was left with a broken wrist after the accident and claims the royal family did not apologise to her. There was a widespread of criticism of Buckingham Palace’s handling of the incident which lead for Prince Philip to eventually reach out. Philip was caught less than 48 hours after driving without a seatbelt, however went on to give up his driving licence a month later.

The Queen has never taken a driving test and is the the only person in Britain who is not required to have a driving licence. Although it is against the law to drive without a seatbelt, Her Majesty is immune from any civil or criminal proceedings. The Queen has had a busy week following the drama of Prince Harry and Megan quitting as senior members of the royal family on their Instagram page. The drama and stress might explain why The Queen forgot to put her belt on. 

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Lizzie Day