Prince Philip Has Finally Apologised For That Car Crash
The Duke of Edinburgh has bitten the bullet, issuing an apology to the woman left injured in the crash earlier this month.
The prince wrote a letter to Emma Fairweather -- the woman injured in the crash -- telling her he was "deeply sorry" for his part in the accident.
In the letter, a "shaken" Prince Philip writes that he "did not see" Emma's car in the "low sun".
"I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads," the letter reads, according to the Sunday Mirror.
I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road. It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash. In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road.
The Duke goes on to write that "in normal conditions" he would have "no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction," adding that he is "very contrite about the consequences".
He also explains the reason he left the scene of the accident, writing to Emma that "as a crowd was beginning to gather" he was "advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer".
The Duke's letter to Emma comes less than a week after she appeared on the UK TV show This Morning, telling viewers that she was left "very upset" after not receiving an apology from the prince after the crash.
She also went on toe vent her frustration after seeing the Duke back behind the wheel just two days after the accident.
"There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I are from the same walk of life here or not," she said. "I feel that his treatment has not been the same as mine."
As for this most recent letter, Emma said she was "chuffed".
"I thought it was really nice that he signed off as 'Philip' and not the formal title. I was pleasantly surprised because of the personalised nature," she said.
"A lot of people said it was unrealistic that I wanted that human kindness from Prince Philip -- which is what I saw this letter as."
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