London: Britain's Prince Charles was reportedly involved in a car crash with a deer on his mother Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Scotland, a media report said on Thursday.
The 67-year-old heir to the throne was unhurt in the Balmoral estate incident, which took place in recent days, 'Daily Mirror' reported.
While his Clarence House office has declined to comment on the incident, Charles is believed to have been driving an Audi A4 Allroad Estate when the accident happened.
He wasn't hurt but the vehicle was left so badly damaged that a specialist mechanic was despatched to the royal estate in the Highlands to repair it, the newspaper claims.
"Red Deer are a hazard on the roads up here and most drivers have had a brush with them at some point. Charles is a careful driver but sometimes they dash out on the road and there?s little you can do. He'll have got a hell of a fright," the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
Balmoral, the British monarch's Scottish home where she usually spends the English summer, is playing host to a huge royal gathering this week.
Charles was pictured recently enjoying a drive in his new Audi recently as well.
His son, Prince William, and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton flew into Scotland last Thursday for a short holiday in the Scottish 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.
On Saturday, Carole was spotted being driven around the estate by the Queen herself as the pair made their way back from a grouse shoot together.
It came just a few hours after the Queen drove Kate to meet up with Prince William for a picnic lunch on the hills above Lake Muick.