A woman who criticised the decision not to prosecute Prince Philip after he caused a collision which left her with a broken wrist is herself facing motoring charges.
Emma Fairweather, 46, was with a friend and a nine-month-old baby when the Kia they were travelling in collided with the 97-year-old’s Land Rover Freelander, near the Royal Family‘s Sandringham estate.
She slammed the Duke of Edinburgh for failing to apologise immediately after the crash on January 17 this year, and called for him to be prosecuted if he was found at fault.
Ms Fairweather is facing two charges of not identifying the driver of a VW Golf alleged to have committed motoring offences on October 3 and October 21 last year.
Emma Fairweather, 46, (pictured) was with a friend and a nine-month-old baby when the Kia they were travelling in collided with the 97-year-old’s Land Rover Freelander
The Duke of Edinburgh, 97 (pictured driving in Windsor in May 2018) voluntarily gave up his driving licence after his collision on the A149 that left two women in hospital on January 17
The offences each carry a maximum of six penalty points, meaning she could potentially receive 12 points and lose her licence if convicted.
Ms Fairweather did not attend a hearing on Tuesday before magistrates in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and the case was adjourned in her absence until April 30.
She was injured when Prince Philip suddenly pulled out on the 60mph limit A149 road from a side road at Babingley on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Her friend Ellie Townsend, 28, who was driving the Kia had no way of avoiding him.
Ms Townsend escaped with cuts to her knees in the crash and the nine-month-old boy who was a rear seat passenger was left unhurt.
A close-up picture shows Prince Philip’s Land Rover on its side after crashing on the A149
Philip is believed to have just left Sandringham, marked in red, and was turning on to the A149 at this junction when he collided with a Kia and his car cartwheeled on to the other side of the road, circled blue
The Duke of Edinburgh amazingly escaped injury when his armoured Land Rover was flipped over during impact.
Court papers gave Ms Fairweather’s address as a house in Heacham which she moved out of several months ago.
Fairweather branded Prince Philip as insensitive after he was pictured driving a new Land Rover without wearing a seatbelt three days after the crash.
She later received a personal letter of apology from him.
He voluntarily surrendered his driving licence to police and the Crown Prosecution Service decided it would not be in the public interest to charge him.
Prince Philip claimed he was dazzled by the low winter sun as he pulled out onto the busy main road and did not see approaching traffic.