THE WORLDPOST
04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Prince Andrew Allegedly Hits Police Officer With His Car

Prince Andrew has allegedly hit a police officer with his car, the AP reports:

British police are investigating an accident in which Prince Andrew allegedly struck a police officer with his car while driving into Buckingham Palace.

Media reports said Queen Elizabeth II's second son hit the officer as he was driving his four-by-four through the palace gates.

The palace confirmed Friday there had been "a minor incident" involving the prince and said it was a matter for the police.

The Metropolitan Police say an officer had been hit by a vehicle on Constitution Hill, outside the palace, and sustained minor arm injuries.

The force says it is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

According to The Sun newspaper, the police officer had been trying to move Japanese tourists.

"He did what he is paid to do and rushed to protect them but was hit himself. Andrew didn't slow down and carried on as though nothing had happened," an unnamed police source said.

The incident is not Prince Andrew's first run in with the law. The Prince had been called arrogant after being caught speeding near Heathrow Airport when he rushed to catch a flight to Scotland for The Open golf championship.

His excuse? "I'm in a hurry."