Prince Philip is struggling and visibly frail since his car crash, which left a woman with a broken wrist, according to royal insiders.
The Duke of Edinburgh admitted he had been left somewhat shaken after his car collided with another car near the Queen’s estate in Sandringham.
And now the royal sources say the 97-year-old, who escaped the crash unscathed, has been struggling ever since. One source said: “He has been visibly frailer since he was pulled from the wreck. The truth is away from public eyes. But, this accident has shaken him really badly. It would to anyone”.
It comes after Prince Philip penned a letter to 46-year-old passenger, Emma Fairweather.
Emma suffered a broken wrist in the collision. Prince Philip wrote in his letter that he was deeply sorry. The note was hand-delivered to Ms Fairweather almost after a week since the accident took place. A royal source told The Royal UK: “The idea he may have hurt someone, would mortify him”.
“The Duke has faced criticism for not being in touch with victims sooner. But anyone who has been in a crash knows for legal reasons you have to be careful about making contact. Philip continues to face uncertainty over his verdict. Officers say they are finishing the investigation”.
Prince Philip claimed he was dazzled by the low sun and failed to see the car coming in the opposite direction.
He wrote: “I would like you to know how very sorry I am. I am deeply sorry for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads. I have been across that crossing a number of times. And I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road”.
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“It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was shining low over the main road. In normal conditions, I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction”.
He continued, saying:-
“But I can only imagine that I failed to see your car coming. And I am very contrite about the consequences. I was somewhat shaken after the whole incident. However, I was greatly relieved that none of you was seriously injured. I have learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury”.
“I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience”.