Last week The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip made headlines when he was involved in a traffic accident.
Now, eBay seller morbius777 was selling debris from the collision. With 139 bids, the price for the debris reached £65,900, which is about $85,000 U.S. dollars.
While that may seem like a staggering price to be apart of Prince Philip’s latest adventure, the funds from the auction would go to Cancer Research UK.
While the listing has been removed, an eBay spokesperson said that the item removed was in regards to a “policy relating to the sale of any item that seeks to profit from human suffering or tragedy.”
Prince Philip, 97, was unhurt in the collision that occurred on A149, just outside of Sandringham. The Princes’ Land Rover Freelander had landed on its side after colliding with a Kia.
The driver of the Kia, a 28-year-old woman, had minor cuts while a 45-year-old female passenger had broken her wrist. A nine-month-old boy riding in the vehicle was left uninjured.
On the listing for the three plastic parts, the seller said: “These items are not stolen, they have been left at the roadside for way too long.”
Going on to add, “It amazes me that they weren’t cleaned up on the day. So as opportunists do, I tidied them up. There’s no financial gain in this for me, all proceeds going to charity. It’s a bit of fun, and Cancer Research get to benefit.”
A spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK said that the charity did not wish to comment on the matter.
Just a few days after the accident, the Duke was seen driving near Sandringham in a Replacement Land Rover but without a seatbelt.
Norfolk Police said that “suitable words of advice” had been given to the Duke.
The crash happened just a day before Norfolk councillors agreed to cut the speed limit on A149. The road has seen five deaths in the last six years. The speed limit will be dropped from 60mph to 50mph with speed cameras being installed as well.