Princess Anne's surprising response when asked about Prince Philip's car crash

Alicia Vrajlal
·Contributor

The royal family’s been in the headlines this week after Prince Philip’s shocking car crash.

And when Princess Anne was asked about her father’s incident, she had quite the response that took onlookers by surprise.

The 68-year-old, who is the only daughter of The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II, was seen arriving at an official royal engagement in Lancashire when reporters asked her about her father’s condition.

I’ve no idea. You know where I am? Same place as you,” she told reporters with a brief laugh, before making her way inside.

Princess Anne had a surprising answer when asked about her father, Prince Philip’s recent car crash – pictured here in November 2018. Photo: Getty
Princess Anne had a surprising answer when asked about her father, Prince Philip’s recent car crash – pictured here in November 2018. Photo: Getty

When she left, the royal was just as apt at not giving much away.

Any word on the Duke, Your Highness?” a reporter asked.

Not since I’ve been in there,” she promptly responded.

Princess Anne is known for having strict rules surrounding her interactions with fans, which includes avoiding shaking hands.

Prince Philip was taken to hospital on Friday following his car crash. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Philip was taken to hospital on Friday following his car crash. Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile Prince Philip was breath tested right after he flipped his Land Rover in a frightening crash near the Sandringham Estate on Thursday.

The Duke of Edinburgh collided with a Kia at about 3pm, when he pulled out of a driveway onto the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk, just beside Sandringham.

Philip and the driver of the Kia were both breath tested on the scene by police and both of them returned negative results.

The female passenger in the Kia was taken to hospital, where she was treated for an injury to her arm.

The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh collided with a Kia at about 3pm, when he pulled out of a driveway onto the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk, just beside Sandringham. Photo: Sunrise
The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh collided with a Kia at about 3pm, when he pulled out of a driveway onto the A149 in Babingley, Norfolk, just beside Sandringham. Photo: Sunrise

The Duke of Edinburgh walked away from the crash, despite shocking images showing his black Land Rover on its side, with the windscreen smashed.

Onlookers told the BBC that they helped the duke out of his Land Rover and he was “conscious but very, very shocked and shaken”.

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