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Thursday 20th June 2019

Prince Philip crash victim 'faces driving charges'

Emma Fairweather spoke on her car crash with the royal in January

The passenger injured in a car accident with Prince Philip earlier this year is faces charges of holding back information about two previous road offences.

According to The Sun, Emma Fairweather failed to reveal within 28 days who was driving a VW Golf.

The charges came on October 3 and 21, three months before Emma was in the car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Emma previously spoke out about the incident with Prince Philip (Credit: ITV)

The 46-year-old has now reportedly been charged with two counts of failing to name a driver when asked.

She did not attend a hearing at King's Lynn in Norfolk yesterday. The case was adjourned until April 30 this year.

Each charge can carry up to six points on a driving licence.

Having 12 points can see a driver lose their licence.

It is not clear what offence the driver of the VW Golf committed, or who the registered owner of the vehicle is.

The keeper of a vehicle is normally the person asked to name a driver in such circumstances.

Emma was left with a broken wrist after Prince Philip's Land Rover collided with her friend's car in January.

Emma was involved in car crash with Prince Philip earlier this year (Credit:

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The royal's car flipped on its side after coming into collision with Emma's pal Ellie Townsend's Kia on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Mum-of-two Emma then spoke publicly and said she was waiting for an apology.

She told the Sunday Mirror after the incident: "I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry. It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the Royal Family."

Emma on This Morning after the accident (Credit: ITV)

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She then appeared on This Morning to talk about the ordeal and branded the royal "insensitive and inconsiderate."

Philip, 97, did send a letter of apology to Emma. The royal then gave up his licence and was not charged with anything.

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