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Prince Philip has not apologised to me yet, says King's Lynn crash victim

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A woman injured in the accident with the Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday on the A149 at Sandringham has said she has not had a proper apology yet.

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Emma Fairweather, 46, from Lynn, broke her wrist in the crash with the Prince's Land Rover Freelander.

She is reported by the Sunday Mirror newspaper to have said: “I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry.

“It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the Royal Family.

“It could have been so much worse. Prince Philip apparently said to a witness that it was the sun that dazzled him but I can’t see how that could be true when it was overcast.”

Mum-of-two Emma was travelling with a 28-year-old friend and the driver's nine-month-old baby when the collision with the 97-year-old Prince happened at about 3pm.

She said her friend was doing no more than 50mph when the crash happened.

She is quoted by the Mirror as saying: "It all went into slow motion as I watched the other car. As we approached I could make out that it was an elderly driver.

“My friend was braking and seemed so in control but I was terrified.

“But then we crashed. I don’t think the vehicle spun, it just pushed straight across the road.

“Then it was just disbelief. I was in shock.”

She said the only message she had received since the accident was from a police liaison officer who cryptically said "The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you".

"That’s not an apology or even a well-wish," said Emma.

The accident continued to make news as Norfolk police confirmed that it had spoken to Prince Philip about driving without a seatbelt when he got in a replacement Land Rover 48-hours after the crash.

"Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver," said a Norfolk Police spokesman.

The Prince was pictured in the car driving without a seatbelt near to Sandringham, as was the Queen the day earlier.

Photo: ALBANPIX (6624821)
Photo: ALBANPIX (6624821)

Prince Philip driving at Sandringham yesterday without a seatbelt. Photo: ALBANPIX

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