A grandmother was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after she was hit in an accident with the Royal convoy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
An 83-year-old woman was left injured after an incident involving a police motorcycle outrider. The rider had been accompanying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's car to the Garter Day ceremony at Windsor on Monday.
According to reports, the Duke and Duchess are “deeply concerned and saddened” by the accident. They made an effort to contact the family of the woman and sent her flowers.
The woman, Irene Mayor, was admitted for treatment at a London hospital. According to reports, she sustained serious injuries but is in stable condition.
It is the fourth traffic accident involving a member of the Royal Family in seven months.
The accident is being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. The IOPC is being assisted by an officer who was a witness to the accident.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon. Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best wishes to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery.”
The collision occurred on Upper Richmond Road in southwest London at 12.50 pm on Monday afternoon. The Duke and Duchess did not see the accident but were told about it shortly afterward.
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Mrs Mayor's daughter Fiona said, “She’s got lots of injuries. They are just keeping her stable at the moment.”
The accident is the fourth traffic accident involving a member of the Royal Family in seven months. In January 2019, a dramatic crash at Sandringham saw the Duke of Edinburgh’s car overturned and a Mom-of-two injured.
In March, reports claimed that a car belonging to a member of the public was hit by a police driver in another royal convoy. It was later believed to have been escorting the Countess of Wessex to Birmingham.
Last week, the Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Kent, reportedly had a car crash involving a student in Brighton.
In an apology to the young mother hurt in the accident involving Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh wrote:
“I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury. I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience. Yours sincerely, Philip.”