The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a horrific crash last week on the Sandringham Estate as he collided with a car containing three passengers. Prince Philip crashed into a car containing two women and a nine-month-old baby. The impact of the collision resulted in the driver, Emma Fairweather, breaking her wrist.
Just a few days after the crash, the Duke was pictured driving without a seatbelt, which has enraged factions of the public.
Graham Smith, CEO of Republic said: “This isn’t special treatment because of his age, it’s special treatment because of his status.
“Two women and a child could have lost their lives this week, they’re lucky to have gotten away with relatively minor injuries.
“Yet Prince Philip will face no consequences.
“This simply wouldn’t happen if it were anyone else at the wheel, regardless of their age.
“So the police need to be challenged on their leniency towards the royals.”
Following the incident, Norfolk Police commented they had given “suitable words of advice” to the Duke.
The recent crash has awakened a debate auto whether the Duke, 97, should even be behind the wheel of a car.
Crash victim, Ms Fairweather, 46, also added that she is still yet to receive an apology from the Duke although the Queen’s lady in waiting has reached out.
Mary Morrison sent well wishes to Ms Fairweather but despite that, the 46-year-old insisted the Duke should not be allowed back on the road as she spoke of the “traumatic and painful time”.
Mr Smith also concluded: “Three years ago it was Thames Valley Police turning a blind eye to deliberate damage of property by Prince Andrew when he drove his vehicle into gates in Windsor.
“Now a much more serious incident is treated with the same indifference.
“The lack of apparent concern from the Royals has come to be expected, but the police have a duty to protect the whole community without prejudice.
“All police forces must treat everyone equally, giving someone an easy time because of his family connections is appalling.
“I’ll be writing to the relevant authorities, including the Home Secretary, to raise this matter and push for a police re-think on their attitude to the Royals.”