AceShowbiz - Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has apologised to the motorist who broke her wrist after colliding with the royal's Land Rover in Norfolk, England earlier this month.
The 97-year-old poured out his remorse to Emma Fairweather, who was injured after her Kia was rammed by the Prince's motor.
In a letter obtained by the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Philip wrote: "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 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."
Philip added: "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. I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience."
Emma told the Mirror, "He's tried to give an explanation so I appreciate that, whether I agree with it or not. It is a difficult letter to write."