Woman in crash with Prince Philip 'told to keep quiet' about the incident 1 year ago

Woman in crash with Prince Philip 'told to keep quiet' about the incident

The woman who was involved in a car crash with Prince Philip has been told by police not to speak out about it, her friend has claimed.

Emma Fairweather, 46, was hospitalised after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with the royal's Land Rover on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on Thursday.

The incident left her with a fractured wrist.

A friend of Ms Fairweather told The Daily Mail that she was told "more than 10 times" not to speak to the press about the incident.

"She said the main objective seemed to be to keep her quiet, and keep her out of the way of the media," the friend said.

"She is very loyal to the royal family but she had genuinely imagined that just a little bit more consideration could have been shown towards her."

Norfolk Police have disputed this, telling The Mirror that "it is a decision for the individual whether or not to speak to journalists."

Woman in crash with Prince Philip 'told to keep quiet' about the incident

Ms Fairweather said that though the Queen's lady-in-waiting Mary Morrison had left a voicemail to extend the monarch's "warmest good wishes" to her, she hadn't heard from the prince yet.

"I'm lucky to be alive and he hasn't even said sorry," she said.

"It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the royal family."

She also said that she was considering a personal injury claim as she's facing two months off work because of her broken wrist.