Duke of Norfolk: He can no longer drive a car

Edward Fitzalan-Howard (65) lost his driver's license.

Duke of Norfolk: He can no longer drive a car

Edward Fitzalan-Howard (65) lost his driver's license. The Duke of Norfolk pleaded guilty to driving while using a mobile phone in April in Battersea, south-west London, according to the BBC. The 18th Duke of Norfolk was stopped by police after allegedly running a red light.

During the check, the police noticed that he had used his mobile phone. The duke then stated to the officials that he had spoken to his wife on the phone. On Monday (September 26) the court ruled that the 65-year-old, who had previously collected a number of points for driving too fast, must now surrender his driver's license.

In addition to the driving ban, the Duke of Norfolk also has to pay a fine of 1,200 pounds. His lawyers had previously hoped the ban would not be enforced as Fitzalan-Howard was involved in organizing King Charles III's coronation. (73) which could take place next spring. However, the court recognized the circumstances as not sufficient for lifting the ban. The Duke is responsible for organizing the major ceremonies of Court and Parliament in England. Most recently, he organized the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022).

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