Prince Carl Philip's love of racing took a scary turn over the weekend.
Prince Carl Philip‘s love of racing took a scary turn over the weekend.
The Swedish royal apologized to a fellow race car competitor on Saturday after running him off the road.
The incident happened on July 9 during the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STTC) at Falkenberg, 260 miles south west of Stockholm.
Mattias Andersson, 43, was compelled to abandon the heat after his vehicle was forced off the circuit by the prince.
“He came and apologized afterwards,” the race car driver, who was able to return to the competition in a subsequent heat, told the Swedish outlet Corren.
“He explained it by saying that he lost control of the car,” Andersson said.
Putting pedal to the metal didn’t translate into podium and medal for the new royal dad, who placed last in the event.
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It wasn’t the first mishap at the wheel for the speeding Swede, who collided with another STCC driver and spun off the road last May.
Taking a break from their respective broods, the royal duo was pictured enjoying a line-up that included Swedish acts Miriam Bryant, Lars Winnerbäck, Melissa Horn and Amanda Bergman.
The entire royal family is expected to gather later this week to celebrate the birthday of Prince Daniel’s wife (and Sweden’s heir apparent) Crown Princess Victoria.