Prince Philip has sent a letter of apology to Emma Fairweather following the crash 9 months ago

Prince Philip has sent a letter of apology to Emma Fairweather following the crash

The 97-year-old wrote a letter of apology to one of the women involved in the crash.

It's been over a week since Prince Philip's Land Rover collided with another car on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The 97-year-old was involved in a crash that caused injury to 46-year-old Emma Fairweather, who has been vocal about her disappointment over the Duke of Edinburgh's lack of contact since the incident.

In a typed letter, however, the Prince has now reached out to Ms Fairweather in a letter of apology.

The Daily Mail published a copy of the letter in which Prince Philip said the crash occurred as a result of the winter sun obscuring his vision:

“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.

He concluded, “I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience.” Ms Fairweather has been vocal about her pursuit of a compensation claim.

The Duke of Edinburgh is the oldest royal to be involved in a car crash.