Prince Charles escaped serious injury after his car was struck by a deer at Balmoral.
The heir to the throne was driving an Audi A4 on the Balmoral Estate when a deer smashed into his vehicle.
The Prince was unharmed in the crash however his car was badly damaged to the extent that a specialist mechanic was dispatched to the estate to repair the damage.
A Clarence House spokeswoman refused to comment on the crash which occurred when Charles was taking a break from official duties.
It is not known if the deer survived.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the area last Thursday for a short holiday in the Highlands at the invitation of the Queen.
They were accompanied by their two children, three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte, and followed a few hours later by Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
Princess Anne is also currently at the estate after she was forced to cancel her royal engagements to recover from a chest infection.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to England this week, ahead of their week-long tour of Canada.