Sussex student involved in car crash with the Duke of Kent

The student was left ‘completely stunned’ after road accident with the Duke of Kent


The Duke of Kent could be investigated by police after he was in a car crash which left a Sussex student "badly shaken".

On June 2nd, Prince Edward's Jaguar was involved in a collision on the A27, which left at least one vehicle written-off.

Olivia Fellows, a Neuroscience student at Sussex, was forced to emergency brake after the Duke of Kent pulled out in front of her, sending her Mini crashing into the central reservation.

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Olivia Fellows, 21, studies neuroscience at Sussex

Olivia told the MailOnline: "I was driving north at 60mph and suddenly this Jaguar pulled out in front of me.

"I saw the Jag to my left and it looked like he was going to go, then hesitated and changed his mind and went to go again.

"He shot across the road. But it was so close that if I hadn't emergency braked I would have gone straight into the middle of his car.

"As I put on the brakes, my car span towards the central reservation and smashed into it. I clipped the curb and buckled the wheel arch of my car.

"The airbags went off and there was smoke coming from the engine."

The Duke of Kent, 83, is Queen Elizabeth's cousin, and is currently 37th in line to the throne.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace stated: "A royal household vehicle was involved indirectly in a collision on June 2 in Sussex. All the relevant details have been passed to the police."

Olivia, whose Mini was written-off as a result of the crash, spoke of her disappointment at the lack of apology she's received from Buckingham Palace: "That car was my pride and joy.

"At university, campus can be quite isolating. I don't like using public transport and my car gave me the freedom to get and have my independence.

"I haven't got that now and I feel quite low about it. I haven't received an apology."