Duke of Norfolk
He can’t drive a car anymore
The Duke of Norfolk organizes the coronation of King Charles III. Now he has to surrender his driver’s license for six months.
Edward Fitzalan-Howard (65) has lost his driver’s license. The Duke of Norfolk confessed according to the BBC found guilty of driving a mobile phone in Battersea, south-west London, in April. The 18th Duke of Norfolk was stopped by police after he allegedly ran a red light.
During the check, the police found that he had used his mobile phone. The Duke then stated to 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 speeding, now has to surrender his driver’s license.
Driving ban and fine
In addition to the driving ban, the Duke of Norfolk must also pay a £1200 fine. His lawyers had previously hoped the ban would not be enforced, as Fitzalan-Howard was involved in organizing the coronation of King Charles III. (73), which could take place next spring. However, the court did not recognize the circumstances sufficiently to lift the ban. The Duke is responsible for organizing the most important ceremonies of the court and parliament in England. Most recently, he hosted the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022).