The golden rule is ... they who hold the gold make the rules.
Here's an interesting story. Prince Philip (97), the husband of Queen Elizabeth II pulled out of the Sandringham royal estate in Norfolk on Thursday, January 17th onto a public road in a Land Rover this week and promptly struck a motorist driving on a public highway resulting in his vehicle being involved in an auto accident and his vehicle flipping onto its side. One witness to this incident helped the driver of the Land Rover and it came as quite the shock to realize who was driving … and in the other vehicle, containing a twenty-eight year old woman (who was driving) and who experienced cuts to her knee, while the woman's nine-month-old baby remained uninjured. A passenger in the vehicle, Emma Fairweather (46) received a broken wrist … and what did the Royal household do? Nothing seemingly. The duke never bothered to contact any of them, nor did he offer an apology. And the following day, Friday, January 18th he was given an eye test and declared able to see and instantly was out on the road again in a replacement Land Rover and photographed NOT wearing a seatbelt, which under British Law carries a minimum penalty of a £100 fine. If the incident merits it being brought to court, the offender can expect a fine of £500 - and now the victims are asking why he was allowed back behind the wheel of another car and why he was not charged with driving without a seatbelt but that's nothing as under law motorists found guilty of careless driving can expect imprisonment but of course that won't even be considered in his case, despite the fact that he's broken the law. In the meantime, Ms. Fairweather who only recently began working as a social worker is now unable to do her job and all because she was injured in a road accident not of her friends making and now has to have her teenage son help her wash and dress. She said that while she was in hospital being X-Rayed, the duke came to visit but since she was not 'seriously' harmed he walked away as if her injury was relatively minor. As an aside and to show that the money holders also hold all the power, the road which the duke was on was instantly considered for the speed limit to be dropped following the crash from sixty miles per hour to fifty, not that fifty won't kill anyone who is hit by another car there again … curious really because in this country, trying to get the council to do anything like this often takes months and there is no end of bullshit and red tape involved. Oh, one last comment … seemingly the Queen was also seen at the wheel of a car in Sandringham on January 19th and NOT wearing a seatbelt too. What does that tell you? On January 21st it was suggested that Her Majesty had personally asked her most trusted confident to contact Ms. Fairweather and ask about her health. The duke has yet to make contact.