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Prince Philip Will Not Face Charges From His Recent Car Accident

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Feb. 15 2019, Updated 5:17 p.m. ET

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Prince Philip will not end up facing any charges over the car accident that he was involved in on January 17. As it was previously reported, the Duke of Edinburgh's Land Rover overturned on the road after it collided with another car near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate. Scroll through for all of the details.

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Just days after Prince Philip, 97, voluntary agreed to surrender his driver's license, the British authorities made a statement saying that the royal will not face any charges regarding the accident.

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“The CPS has carefully reviewed material submitted by the police in relation to a traffic collision on the A149 on 17 January this year,” said Chris Long, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East of England.

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"We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute," authorities in Britain announced in a statement released on Thursday, February 14.

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The police came to this decision based on "all of the circumstances in the case, including the level of culpability, the age of the driver and the surrender of the driving license."

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The authorities went on to say that there will be no further action taken “against a driver involved in a collision on the A149 at Sandringham.”

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