Woman involved in Prince Philip car crash banned from driving

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Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in a Kia which collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover outside the Queen’s Sandringham estate on January 17.

Fairweather, who called the crash a “traumatic and painful time”, has now been fined and banned from driving for six months due to four unconnected offences.

She was sentenced at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on two counts of speeding and two of failing to identify the driver of a Volkswagen Golf caught on speeding cameras.

The Volkswagen Golf was caught exceeding the 30mph limit by a speed camera in Taverham, Norfolk on July 14, 2018, and on August 29, 2018, according to court papers.

Emma Fairweather

CRITICISM: Fairweather slammed royals after the crash but has now been banned from driving (Pic: MIRRORPIX / GETTY)

“It has been such a traumatic and painful time”

Emma Fairweather

One the first occasion, the car was said to be driving at 38mph and on the second at 39mph.

A court official told Mirror Online that Fairweather entered guilty pleas to the four offences in writing.

She was fined £450 for the four offences, banned from driving for six months and ordered to pay £115 in costs, the official added.

After January’s crash, Prince Philip claimed the glare of the sun had dazzled him.

He later surrendered his driving licence and the Crown Prosecution Service said he would not face charges.

At the time, Fairweather said: “Undoubtedly, the roads will be safer now,” adding, “he can work around it”.

Emma Fairweather

‘TRAUMATIC’: An emotional Fairweather in an interview after the crash (Pic: NC)

Prince Philip car crash

LUCKY ESCAPE: Despite Prince Philip’s car flipping over he was uninjured (Pic: TWITTER)

Fairweather had widely criticised the Duke in the days after the crash and claimed she had not received an apology.

Royal officials reported there had been “private and well wishes exchanged”.

But Fairweather told Sunday Mirror: “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.

“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.”

She added: “It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s said sorry at all.

“What would it take for him and the Queen to send me a card and a bunch of flowers?”

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