Prince Philip
Prince Philip and the police force were recently slammed by anti-monarchy campaigners. Pictured: Prince Philip attends the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Jonathan Brady-WPA Pool

Prince Philip was recently criticized by anti-monarchy campaigners due to the treatment that he received following his car accident.

Graham Smith, the CEO of Republic, claimed that the Duke of Edinburgh didn’t receive special treatment because of his age of 97 but because of his status as a member of the royal family.

“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,” he told Express.

Smith also noted the fact that if someone else was behind the wheel at the time, he would have already been persecuted regardless of their age. He also slammed the police force and said that they should be challenged on their leniency towards the royals.

Emma Fairweather, the driver of the Kia that Prince Philip collided with, broke her wrist following the collision. She said that Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II have yet to issue an apology to her, but Her Majesty’s lady in waiting has already reached out.

Despite Mary Morrison’s attempts to appease Fairweather, the 46-year-old said that Prince Philip should already be banned from driving on the road.

Meanwhile, Smith also talked about the time when the Thames Valley Police turned a blind eye to the deliberate damage that was caused on a property by Prince Andrew when he drove his car into the gates of 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,” he said.

Smith also said that he will be writing to the relevant authorities, including the Home Secretary, to raise this matter and push for a police re-think on their attitudes towards the members of the British clan.

Last year, Kensington Palace released a statement saying they have privately contacted the people involved in the accident.