‘Prince Philip nearly ran my dad off the road – then stuck his finger up at him’

Rob Stevenson says his dad David was forced to take evasive action after the Duke allegedly sped around a tight corner near the Sandringham Estate two decades ago

Prince Philip almost ran a driver off the road then stuck his finger up at him in a near-miss two decades ago, it has been claimed.

Rob Stevenson says his father was forced to dramatically swerve to avoid the Duke of Edinburgh during the incident in the 1990s.

He claims the royal sped around a corner on back roads near the Sandringham Estate, before swearing at his shocked dad.

He now believes Philip, who would have been in his 70s at the time, should ‘give up driving’ following his crash this week.

Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online, Rob, 29, claimed: “He nearly ran my dad off the road in Sandringham years ago.

“It was back in the 90s when I was a child.

“It was on the back roads to the Sandringham Estate, he came speeding round a corner and forced my dad to swerve.

As he passed my dad he stuck his middle finger up at him.”

He added: “My dad was driving a Ford Escort. Dad swerved to avoid a crash and hit the brakes, he didn’t have time to react in any other way.”

Rob, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, called for the Duke to give up driving following the latest incident on Thursday.

“I personally think it’s time he gave up driving and allowed someone else to drive him,” he said.

“I’m not one for bad mouthing the Royal family but this could have been serious.”

Buckingham Palace declined to comment about the alleged incident.

A woman also hit out at Philip’s driving on Facebook, writing: “How’s he still driving he nearly ran me off the road at Fring about time he stopped.”

She added: “Don’t know how he gets away with it.”

The Duke was seen driving today for the first time since his crash outside the Sandringham Estate.

He was spotted travelling alone without a seatbelt in a replacement Land Rover, just 48 hours after his vehicle collided with a Ford Kia

His Land Rover overturned after it hit the car carrying two women and baby.

The 28-year-old female driver of the Kia involved in the accident near the Sandringham Estate suffered cuts to her knee.

Meanwhile the passenger, a 45-year-old woman, was left with a broken wrist.

Both women were treated for their injuries in hospital.

A nine-month-old baby was also in the Kia at the time of the crash but the little boy escaped unhurt.

A replacement black Land Rover Freelander was driven into Sandringham inside a delivery truck yesterday.

Armed police were on hand as the replacement vehicle was delivered to Sandringham, where Prince Philip is now recovering.

The delivery driver backed the Land Rover out of the van, then drove it through the gates of the Sandringham estate.