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'Highly insensitive': Injured woman wants Prince Philip charged over crash

Britain's Prince Philip. Source: AP Pool

The woman who broke her wrist in a car crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh says he should face charges if he is found to be at fault.

The passenger who broke her wrist in the car crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh says she wants Prince Philip to face prosecution if he is found to be at fault.

Emma Fairweather, speaking on British TV, also says Philip is "highly insensitive and inconsiderate" after he was spotted driving while not wearing a seatbelt just days after the crash.

"There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I are from the same walk of life here or not," she said.

"I feel that his treatment has not been the same as mine."

Fairweather added that she was still waiting to give the police a statement.

"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," she said.

She added that she had received a message from one of the Queen's ladies in waiting.

"She left me a voicemail that was just an hour or two before my interview with the papers became known ... to say that the Queen wished me well, and that she would like to call me back but she was going out for the evening."

On Saturday, newspapers showed pictures of Philip driving a replacement Land Rover at the royals' Sandringham residence.

This followed a car crash on Thursday, where Philip escaped without injury when his car flipped over following a crash with another vehicle close to Sandringham.

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