Prince Philip ‘visibly frail’ and ‘struggling’ since Sandringham crash

Prince Philip ‘visibly frail’ and ‘struggling’ since Sandringham crash

Prince Philip is reportedly struggling and looking "visibly strained" since his car crash at Sandringham earlier this month.

The Duke Of Edinburgh was left with minor injuries after his Land Rover crashed into a Kia on the A149 near the royal estate in Norfolk.

His 4×4 collided with the Kia, which was being driven by Emma Townsend, 28.

Her nine-month-old daughter was unharmed but her passenger Emma Fairweather suffered a broken arm.

Prince Philip has since apologised but a source said: “He has been visibly more frail since he was pulled from the wreck.

“The truth is away from public eyes this has shaken him really badly — as it would anyone," the insider told The Sun.

It comes after Prince Philip finally wrote to a woman injured in a car crash he was involved in to apologise.

Carer Emma Fairweather, 46, was left with a broken arm after the crash.

In the letter, dated the day after the Sunday Mirror revealed the Duke had not made contact, he wished Emma a "speedy recovery".

The message is typed but Philip has written her name and signed "Yours sincerely, Philip" at the bottom in blue pen.

Emma, 46, said: "When I opened it I saw the Sandringham House headed paper and went ‘Oh my God!’

Emma, has instructed solicitors to pursue a compensation claim, was left in crippling pain after the crash and has been signed off work for two months.

The Kia was driven by her friend Ellie Townsend, 28, and Ellie’s nine-month-old son was also in the car.

Prince Philip wrote her a letter saying: “I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads.

“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. In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences.

“I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured.

 “As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer. I have since 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.”

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