Prince Philip car crash: eBay bidding for debris from collision involving Duke of Edinburgh reaches £65,000

Wreckage 'may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him or anything,' listing says

Toyin Owoseje
Monday 21 January 2019 13:13
Cars removed from scene after Prince Philip is involved in road traffic accident close to Sandringham Estate

Debris said to be from the crash involving Prince Philip is being auctioned for tens of thousands of pounds on eBay.

The Duke of Edinburgh was pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander last week after it flipped on its side from the impact of the crash in Sandringham, Norfolk.

A seller on eBay, morbius777, has now listed what purports to be broken bits of the prince's vehicle on the auction site.

The listing, titled "Prince Philip Car Crash Parts", claims the items were recovered from the site of the accident, after which the 97-year-old walked away unscathed.

The seller insisted the items “are not stolen”, but were cleaned up after they were left on the roadside.

“It amazes me that they weren’t cleaned up on the day. So, as opportunists do, I tidied them up," the eBay user said.

The vendor joked some of the items recovered from the scene may even have the Duke’s DNA, giving the highest bidder the opportunity to “clone him”.

Bids for the “Prince Philip crash debris” have rocketed to £65,900 

”There’s no financial gain in this for me, all proceeds going to charity," they added. "It’s a bit of fun, and Cancer Research gets to benefit."

The highest of the 119 bids is currently £65,900.

A woman, her nine-month-old baby and a female passenger were travelling in a Kia when the prince crashed into it, police have confirmed.

The two women required hospital treatment for a broken wrist and a cut knee. The baby was unharmed.

Hours after the collision, the prince was seen back behind the wheel in a new Land Rover.

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Images published on Saturday appeared to show the royal wearing no seatbelt whilst driving on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman said the force was aware of the photographs and that “suitable words of advice have been given to the driver".

“This is in line with our standard response when being made aware of such images showing this type of offence,” she added.

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