After a car crash the previous day that rolled the Land Rover he was driving, Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip visited hospital for 'a precautionary check-up' that found "no injuries of concern". A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman was quoted as saying by AFP, "On doctor's advice the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Queen Elizabeth hospital... this morning for a precautionary check-up."
"This confirmed his royal highness had no injuries of concern," she added added. On Thursday, a statement from Buckingham Palace stated the prince "was not injured". The queen has issued no public comment about the crash. The accident occurred near the queen's Sandringham Estate in south east England, where the couple spend much of the winter.
A nine-month-old baby who was in the back seat of the other car, a Kia hatchback, was also uninjured, while one woman in the vehicle broke her wrist and the other cut her knee, local police repoortedly said. A police statement said: "We are aware of the public interest in this case, however, as with any other investigation it would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision until an investigation is carried out."
Images published by the British media showed a dark Land Rover on its side by the curb, driver's side down, its windscreen smashed, glass and metal debris scattered across a road running by a leafy park.