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The British Prince Philip warned police in front of the seat belt two days after the accident



FILE PHOTO: British Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, says goodbye to the Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia at Buckingham Palace in London, UK, on ​​July 1

4, 2017. REUTERS / Chris Jackson / Pool / Photo Photo [19659002] LONDON (Reuters) Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, received a warning from the police after being photographed and apparently without a seatbelt just two days after he was involved in an accident at the wheel.

Newspapers showed pictures of Philip driving a replacement Land Rover on Saturday at the Sandringham Royal residence in Norfolk. He did not seem to have worn a safety belt on public roads.

"We know the photos," said a police spokesman. "The driver has been given appropriate advice, and this is in line with our standard response, when we were warned that we have received images showing this type of offense."

On Thursday, Philip escaped injury when his car overturned following an accident involving another vehicle near Sandringham.

Philip was unhurt, although he was shattered during the crash. The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered knee injuries and a 45-year-old passenger in the car, who also had a nine-month-old baby on board, had broken a wrist. They were taken to the hospital, but later released.

A spokeswoman for Philip, who was asked after the incident on Saturday, said, "It's a matter for the Norfolk police."

Philip has earned a reputation for brusque commentary and often verbal gaffes with headlines.

Letter from William Schomberg; Edit by Andrew Heavens

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