Archived footage reveals Duke of Edinburgh had car crash while driving the Queen

  • 25/01/2019

Exactly one week on from the Duke of Edinburgh's car crash, another report of Prince Philip's bad driving has been unearthed.

The ITV footage from 1964 shows a bemused driver called Mr Cooper who explains how he was forced to swerve off the side of the road in Berkshire as the car Prince Philip was driving was coming straight for him. 

"The duke got out first and just says, 'How are you?' and I said, 'Well, I've just grazed my knee, sir'. He said, 'Oh, that's good', and he went back to the Queen," Mr Cooper says standing next to his damaged car. 

Another witness to the 1964 crash told the ITV reporter she went to help the woman in the car and was completely shocked when she saw it was the Queen. 

"Then somebody said to me, 'That's the Queen'. And I jumped six foot back and left it at that."

But unlike 55 years ago, Prince Phillip who wasn't injured in his most recent crash didn't have the Queen in the car either. 

The crash that happened last Friday (NZ time) left the Duke and a baby in the other vehicle unhurt. 

Emma Fairweather, 45 had her wrist broken in the crash. She claims the palace is yet to get in touch to apologise. 


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