I’m being royally screwed: Prince Philip’s crash victim
A woman who broke her wrist in a car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh has criticised police for their treatment of her, claiming she has still not been asked for a statement four days later.
Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in a Kia Carens that collided with the duke’s Land Rover on Thursday, and has said she is “very upset” by the treatment she has received from the police and Buckingham Palace.
Claiming she has not even been asked to give a statement detailing what happened, she said she believed she was being treated differently to the duke, who has since been photographed out driving again.
Fairweather has received a message of support from the queen, delivered by a lady-in-waiting via a telephone message while she was away from home, but said of the approach of police and palace: “The support that I was offered initially hasn’t really been the reality for me. I’ve had no opportunity to discuss this in any formal capacity. I need somebody to understand that I still have medical concerns. I’m very worried that I haven’t been asked for a statement from the police. When I contacted the family liaison officer to say I have a number of questions, he hasn’t been prepared to listen to those.”
She added: “There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I, whether we’re from the same walk of life or not, either received the same treatment or not. I’m still waiting to give a statement to the police, which I’m shocked by. I just feel like his experience probably hasn’t been the same as mine.”..