Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, decided not to drive anymore.
"After careful consideration, the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license," the palace said in a statement. The Norfolk police confirmed that Philip had handed over his license to their office and, following standard protocol, they had forwarded it to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Prince Philip driving with Obama family and the Queen
There is no legal limit on driving ages in the United Kingdom. British drivers over age 70 must renew their licenses every three years and report any new medical conditions to the authorities. The prince was involved in a crash on Jan. 17 near the royal family’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, about 100 miles north of London. His Land Rover S.U.V. overturned after colliding with another vehicle. Prince Philip was also an avid pilot in his younger years, but gave up flying when he was 76. Queen Elizabeth, 92, does not need a driver’s license to get behind the wheel, a privilege she enjoys as the country’s sovereign. She learned to drive in 1945.