VIDEO: ‘Prince Philip almost run me over’ on Perthshire road, claims man

© (Aaron Chown/PA)The Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh

A man has claimed he was involved in a car crash with Prince Philip on a Tayside road.

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The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash at Sandringham earlier this month, in which his Land Rover was flipped over after colliding with a Kia people carrier.

In a debate on talk radio station LBC, a caller called Nicholas told presenter James O’Brien that he was involved in a car crash with Prince Philip in Perthshire more than 30 years ago.

Nicholas claimed: “The Duke of Edinburgh nearly killed me in an RTA about 30 years ago.

“It was the second or third week of August in 1987 at around 6 o’clock. I was driving north on the A93 between Blairgowrie and Spittal of Glenshee and he came down the road, driving right down the middle of the road, chatting to ex-King Constantine of Greece. He wasn’t concentrating.

“He crossed the white line and came right at us. Me and my passenger thought that our last seconds had come.

“I had to swerve out the way, knocked the wing mirror off, lost a quarter-bumper and a couple of wheel trims.

“The car following, which I assume was Special Branch guys, they did slow down a bit, but he didn’t, he just pressed on.

“We stopped the car and were really shaken up.

“We turned around and saw their brake lights come on. I got out the car, so they must have thought ‘Oh he’s alright’ and they just pressed on.”

“The first vehicle was a Tayside police car followed by a black Range Rover driving right down the middle of the road.

“I could see him quite clearly driving right down the middle of the road, talking to ex-King Constantine of Greece.”

Nicholas added that he didn’t report the incident at the time.

A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said: “This is not something we will be commenting on.”

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