The Queen

The Queen is to ‘give up driving on public roads’ following Prince Philip’s crash earlier this year



The Queen is to give up driving on public roads just two months after her husband was involved in a car accident near Sandringham.

According to a report in The Sunday Times, Her Majesty has agreed to stop driving on the advice of her security team.

The Queen, who turns 93-years-old in a few weeks time, is a keen driver and is the only person in the UK who is not legally required to hold a driving licence.

It is understood that Her Majesty may still drive on her private estate, but will be chauffeured around public roads, although Buckingham Palace has not yet commented on the reports.

This is in step with her husband, Prince Philip, who in February surrendered his driving licence voluntarily following a car crash which left two women hospitalised.

The Duke, who was driving a Land Rover, collided with a Kia carrying two women and a baby boy.

Although Prince Philip’s car took a tumble, he had no serious injuries. However, one woman in the Kia suffered a broken wrist and the other sustained cuts to her knee. A baby boy was uninjured.

Both women were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and were discharged later that night.

The 97-year-old caused further controversy only a day later after he spotted behind the wheel again, this time without wearing a seatbelt.