Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal Convoy Hits Woman, Leaving Her Seriously Injured

On Monday, June 17, a motorcyclist in Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal convoy seriously injured a woman in her 80s. The woman remains in the hospital, in serious but stable condition. The Duke and Dutchess are reported “deeply concerned and saddened” by what happened.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge | Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

There was a collision with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal convoy

The Duke and Duchess had a hectic few days. The couple enjoyed a day at the Royal Ascot horse race. On Monday, William and Kate were traveling from London to Windsor, on their way to attend the Order of the Garter. Then, according to BBC, an incident took place on Upper Richmond Road in Richmond.

Allegedly, a police motorcycle in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal convoy hit an elderly woman. The incident left the woman seriously injured. She was taken to the hospital.

According to The Telegraph, The Duke and Duchess were “deeply concerned and saddened” by what happened. They have been in touch with the family to send flowers.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon,” a spokesman for Kensington Palace said. “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.”

Kate Middleton and Prince William
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The woman injured is an 83-year-old widow

The woman is named locally as Irene Mayor. Reportedly, she is 83-years-old and the mother of a woman named Fiona. According to The Sun, the Duke and Duchess already reached out to Fiona, expressing their wish to visit Irene Mayor.

“She’s got lots of injuries,” Fiona said, according to The Sun. “They are just keeping her stable at the moment.”

“I have known [Irene Mayor] for over 40 years. She used to do a lot of voluntary work for the church and her husband Walter used to lead the evening service,” said Lionel Blackburn, 78, a friend of Irene’s. “We were all devastated when we heard she had been hit by the police bike.”

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge | Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The incident is still under investigation

The Metropolitan Police Service referred the collision to the IOPC, or the Independent Office for Police Conduct, where the incident remains under investigation.

“The woman, in her 80s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition,” IOPC said in an interview with The Telegraph. According to The Telegraph, the investigation is in its early stages. Additionally, the police officer involved in the collision is assisting in the investigation as a witness.

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision involving a marked police motorcycle attached to the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command and a woman pedestrian on Upper Richmond Road, Richmond, south west London at 12:50 p.m. on Monday 17 June,” IOPC said to The Telegraph.

Irene Mayor is currently in the hospital, in serious but stable condition.