A woman who was involved in a car crash with Prince Philip earlier this week has described the “pain and upset” she suffered, revealing she has not yet received an apology from the Duke of Edinburgh.
Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Mirror in the UK, Fairweather said: “I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry.”
Emma Fairweather broke her wrist in the collision, when the 97-year-old duke pulled out of a side road and hit the Kia she was travelling in, along with a friend – who was driving the vehicle – and her nine-month-old baby.
“It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the Royal Family,” she added.
“It could have been so much worse. Prince Philip apparently said to a witness that it was the sun that dazzled him but I can’t see how that could be true when it was overcast.”
The senior royal was driving his custom Land Rover Freelander when he hit the Kia after pulling out of a junction. It was widely reported that Philip had complained to witnesses that he had been dazzled by the sun.
Emma told the newspaper that she had received a phone call from police but had heard nothing from the royals or their household. However a palace spokesperson told the newspaper that “a full message of support” had been sent to both the driver and the passenger.
She added: “I love the royals but I’ve been ignored and rejected and I’m in a lot of pain.
“It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all. What would it have taken for him and the Queen to send me a card and a bunch of flowers?”
The crash occurred near the Queen’s estate in Sandringham at around 3pm local time on Thursday. Prince Philip escaped the crash unhurt after the Range Rover he was driving rolled on to its side.
Witnesses who helped the duke out of the car told the BBC he appeared “shocked and shaken” following the crash, which happened after he pulled out of a driveway onto the A149. The palace confirmed one other car was involved.
A Buckingham Palace statement at the time said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon. The duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene.”