Prince Philip apologises to driver injured in vehicle crash

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The accident that had Prince Philip crashing into Emma Fairweather's vehicle ended with the woman breaking her wrist in the process.

The 97-year-old was involved in a crash that caused injury to 46-year-old Emma Fairweather, who has been vocal about her disappointment over the Duke of Edinburgh's lack of contact since the incident.

One week after the accident, which occurred earlier this month, Fairweather told the Sunday Mirror she had yet to receive an apology from the Duke.

'I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads.

He wished Emma Fairweather a "speedy recovery from a very distressing experience" in the letter, dated January 21 and published by the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

The Duke blamed low-shining sun for the accident, as it meant he was unable to see the Kia coming around the corner.

The letter, dated Monday, January 21, wishes Emma Fairweather "a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience" in which she sustained a broken arm from the collision.

She also highlighted the personalised nature of the letter due to Prince Philip signing it off in his own handwriting.

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"I am very contrite about the consequences", he wrote.

"But I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured", he said.

Prince Philip, Duke of Endinburgh sits in his auto at the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 11, 2018. He said he was advised to return to Sandringham by a police officer, and only subsequently learned of Fairweather's injury.

Philip was uninjured in the Jan 17 accident, while the driver of the Kia sustained cuts to the knee.

The letter then concludes: "I have since learnt that you suffered a broken arm".

Images published the weekend following the crash appeared to show the prince behind the wheel of a replacement Land Rover Freelander on his wife Queen Elizabeth II's private Sandringham estate.

The Duke of Edinburgh has written to a woman injured in a auto crash he was involved in near Sandringham in Norfolk to say that he is "deeply sorry".

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