The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #461  
Old 01-31-2019, 04:44 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Middlewich, United Kingdom
Posts: 21,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by abbra View Post
Prince Phillip should be made to take a test to check his driving abilities.
He has, as the rest of the population over 70 have. Prince Philip has met and passed all that is required of him by law to drive. What happened in this accident could have happened to any member of the royal family, or frankly anyone at all. We're picking on his age when frankly that has very little baring on the issue.
__________________

__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #462  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Middlewich, United Kingdom
Posts: 21,337
https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...01283102740480

Quote:
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ““After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.”
All Royal Reporters are reporting on the same story, BP have confirmed.
__________________

__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #463  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:27 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 15,832
The Duke of Edinburgh has officially stopped driving-
https://mobile.twitter.com/re_dailym...01138843828225
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #464  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:35 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 15,326
Actually, I see this as good news. Philip isn't stupid but he is stubborn. It took this accident to drive home the lesson that perhaps driving himself isn't in his best interest and has voluntarily surrendered his license.

I can only hope that I can follow the DoE's example and turn my license to drive in at 97 years young.
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #465  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Anderson, United States
Posts: 715
I think this is a good decision on his part. I dreaded my parents getting older and the day we would have to tell them they needed to give up their keys. Fortunately, that day didn't happen as my dad quit because he just didn't feel good. My mom quit because she didn't want to be a story in the newspaper as in "elderly female driver in accident".
Reply With Quote
  #466  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:06 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,190
He surrendered his pilot license when he reaches his 50s saying if he caused an accident it would be seen as his fault. I think after some time to let things settle HRH knows this is the best thing to do for himself and others.
Reply With Quote
  #467  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:07 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 311
I wonder who persuaded Philip? My money is on the Queen.
Reply With Quote
  #468  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,190
Maybe he simply decided it on his own?
Reply With Quote
  #469  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:28 PM
Jacknch's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 8,399
Article from the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47186875
__________________
JACK
Reply With Quote
  #470  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:49 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 27,815
'After careful consideration'...to be a fly on the wall during that
Reply With Quote
  #471  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 15,832
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlo View Post
I wonder who persuaded Philip? My money is on the Queen.
Likely: The Queen, Family, palace officials, lawyers and, most of all, knowing he could’ve died in that crash or killed someone in the crash.
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #472  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Posts: 234
Will be interesting to see who is at church tomorrow. Plus will be interesting to see the CPS decision
Reply With Quote
  #473  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:25 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,537
I wonder if this means that he has been officially found to have been the one SOLELY responsible for the accident by the police and this is just a pre-emptive strike/decision before the release of the official report. IF he is, then he could be facing charges and legal payouts to the victims.
Reply With Quote
  #474  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:26 PM
Somebody's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Somewhere, Suriname
Posts: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlo View Post
I wonder who persuaded Philip? My money is on the Queen.
That's what I wondered as well. The accident itself didn't convince him at first, so I do think he's received some recommendations

And while he still can get to places it must be hard to loose another bit of perceived freedom. I hope he had an enjoyable last ride on the estate.
Reply With Quote
  #475  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Middlewich, United Kingdom
Posts: 21,337
“Norfolk Police can confirm that the 97 year old driver of the Land Rover involved in the collision at Sandringham ... has today voluntarily surrendered his licence to officers...
The investigation file for the collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service”

https://twitter.com/maxfostercnn/sta...946913793?s=21
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #476  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:43 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 15,326
Don't quote me on this but I think Philip most likely doesn't need an "official" driver's license to drive on private land. He'd just have to steer clear of public roads. I'm sincerely hoping though that he's hung up all his keys and lets someone else drive him. Everywhere.

Now that he's voluntarily handed in his driver's license and hopefully having a driver take him where he wants to go, there remains a big question. Will Philip now also give up carriage driving?
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #477  
Old 02-09-2019, 03:55 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 305
However the decision was reached (my money is on the Queen persuading him) IMO it was the right one. While Prince Philip is extraordinarily healthy for a 97 year old nobody at that age has the reflexes needed to drive a vehicle safely.
Reply With Quote
  #478  
Old 02-09-2019, 04:11 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,397
Eminently sensible, altho' doubtless a hard choice for the Duke, but he can continue to drive on the private roads on the the Estates at Windsor, Sandringham and Balmoral if he so chooses and his RPO, or wife can drive in other locations or circumstances.
Reply With Quote
  #479  
Old 02-09-2019, 04:28 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 7,391
I think, all things considered, this is a good decision, whether Prince Philip made this on his own or not. The woman in the other car will be having a plate put in her arm as a result of this accident and if the licence hadn't been surrendered the Press would have been on the attack.
Reply With Quote
  #480  
Old 02-09-2019, 04:36 PM
CrownPrincessJava's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ,, Australia
Posts: 915
Wise decision. At 97, Prince Phillip does not have the situational awareness as soneone even 20 years younger than him.

I also believe that the Queen and family helped Prince Phillip with the decision.

Does the Queen still drive on public roads?
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sandringham House colynsmomma British Royal Residences 247 09-10-2020 10:19 AM
Prince Kardam seriously injured in Madrid car accident, August 2008 LadyFinn The Royal Family of Bulgaria 198 04-07-2015 09:05 AM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi althorp american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry british british royals chittagong countess of snowdon cover-up crown princess victoria dutch dutch royals family tree games gustaf vi adolf haakon vii hereditary grand duke guillaume hill history house of glucksburg imperial household interesting israel jack brooksbank jacobite japan jewelry jumma kids movie king salman king willem-alexander list of rulers mailing maxima monaco history nepal nepalese royal family nobel 2019 norwegian royal family prince charles prince charles of luxembourg prince constantijn princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess elizabeth princess ribha pronunciation queen maud queen maxima royal balls royal events royal family royal jewels royalty royal wedding russian court dress saudi arabia spain speech spencer family sweden taiwan thailand thai royal family tracts unsubscribe videos wedding gown


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×