The Duke of Edinburgh is to willingly give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said.
It comes after the 97 -year-old duke apologised over a gondola clang near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander property on its side after a crash with a Kia.
Two days later Norfolk Police dedicated him “suitable texts of advice” after he was visualized driving without a seat belt.
Buckingham Palace said that he ceded his licence on Saturday.
In a statement, the palace said: “After careful consideration the Duke of Edinburgh has been decided to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.”
Norfolk Police confirmed that the duke had ceded his licence to officers and it would now be returned to the DVLA.
The investigation file for the collision has been transferred to the Crown Prosecution Service, which said here today would take the latest development into account.
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