Prince Philip Survives Car Crash at 97, Undergoes Breathalyzer Test

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Obviously, his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, has been at center stage for the entirety of their 72-year marriage, but if you've ever watched The Crown, you know that Prince Philip is quite the badass in his own right.

And in case you were unaware, homie flipped his Land Rover and walked away from the accident at age 97 today just to prove it to you.

Prince Philip Smiles

Yes, Philip was involved in a two-car accident near the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate this afternoon.

Amazingly, he was unharmed, despite the fact that the Land Rover he was driving was overturned in the wreck.

The news was confirmed moments ago by Buckingham Palace officials.

Prince Philip Walks

"The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle on Thursday afternoon," reads the official statement.

"The Duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene."

A number of British gossip outlets are having a field day with the fact that Philip was breathalyzed after the accident.

All Hail Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

While that's true, police were just following standard procedure, and Philip's test turned up negative.

(The other driver was also tested.)

So Philip definitely was not drinking and driving, and while we're certainly not advocating that sort of behavior, it would've been kind of cool if he'd been cruising around under the legal limit but with a Guinness in the cupholder.

The Duke of Edinburgh at an Event

C'mon, he's 97!

Plus, it might have been good for the historically rocky relations between the Irish and the Brits.

Philip is retired from public life these days, and there have been rumors that he's struggling with health issues, particularly after he failed to join the Queen at Christmas Day church services.

But now, it seems that Phil was just cruising around and getting his Rover up on two wheels like he's on Top Gear or some such bollocks.

The Queen and Prince Philip Visit Edinburgh Waverley Station

We kid -- but obviously there's nothing funny about a 97-year-old monarch flipping his whip.

Of course, that's easy to say after you just spent 300 words joking around about it.

But in all seriousness, this is only a laughing matter because no one was injured.

We wish Philip many more years of terrorizing his fellow motorists in the English countryside.

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