Prince Philip surrenders his driving licence

Max Mumby  Indigo via Getty Images

Max Mumby Indigo via Getty Images

"After careful consideration, The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence", a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told ET on Saturday, just over three weeks after the 97-year-old royal was involved in a vehicle crash.

Two days after the accident, Prince Philip was seen behind the wheel of a new auto and was given "suitable words of advice" by police when he was photographed not wearing a seatbelt while on a public road.

Prince Philip has chose to stop driving at the age of 97, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.

A CPS statement said the file would be reviewed before a decision to charge or not was brought, and noted that prosecutors "will take this development into account".

"I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured", he wrote, mentioning the 28-year-old driver who suffered cuts to her knee and her 9-month-old baby in the backseat, who was uninjured. According to reports, the Duke of Edinburgh was subsequently offered "suitable words of advice" by a Norfolk police officer.

Both of the women travelling in the Kia received hospital treatment, one for a broken wrist. "The Duke has returned to Sandringham", a palace spokesperson said.

Norfolk Police said in a statement on Saturday the investigation file on the collision "has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration".

Just 48 hours after the crash, Prince Philip was pictured driving without a seatbelt.

He said he was "deeply sorry" and explained while he was familiar with the junction he could "only imagine" the low sun stopped him seeing her approaching.

But Brookes conceded that Philip would have "obviously" been aware of the bad press.

Friend and biographer Gyles Brandreth previously told PEOPLE that Philip would reluctantly accept that he has to give up driving in public if he was advised to do so.

Dymond also called Philip a "fiercely independent" person who "would have resisted any suggestion that he be denied the right to drive himself".

He is famous in Britain for his forthright manner and his love for speed.

The royal family website says the duke learned to fly all types of aircraft after passing a Royal Air Force test in 1953.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar And Childish Gambino Decline Grammy Performance
Solskjaer savours Manchester United win as PSG clash looms