The monarch was in the passenger seat of her black Range Rover being driven away from her residence when the near-miss occurred. Her Majesty travelled to her Sandringham estate in Norfolk on Wednesday via helicopter.
The monarch is said to be residing at a cottage there for her 96th birthday. She will be residing at Wood Farm, the same cottage Prince Philip made his home following his retirement from public life.
On Thursday morning, her driver had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a car.
The monarch’s vehicle was spotted pulling out of the estate onto a country road just as a white Nissan Juke was travelling along the road at 30mph.
The white car had to swerve and come to an abrupt stop and the Range Rover had to go onto the grass verge to avoid a collision.
A passerby noted that the Queen was “very lucky” as cars in the area are normally travelling more quickly.
They said: “The Range Rover should have stopped at the junction to let the car go by. We sometimes get cars going much faster along that road so the Queen was very lucky.”
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