An 83-year-old woman is in a “critical however steady situation in hospital” after being hit by Prince William and Kate Middleton’s police escort.
The girl, referred to as Irene Mayor, was harm on Monday after the incident occurred on Higher Richmond Highway in Richmond, southwest London.
William and Kate have been travelling from London to Windsor on the time for the Order of the Garter ceremony.
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An Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) spokesman mentioned, in response to the BBC: “Our employees attended the scene of the incident and after cautious consideration, now we have launched an impartial investigation.
“The investigation is in its very early levels and the officer concerned is helping our enquiries as a witness.
“Our instant ideas are with the injured girl and her household and people affected by the incident.”
IOPC added to the Telegraph: “We’re investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision involving a marked police motorbike hooked up to the Royalty and Specialist Safety Command and a lady pedestrian on Higher Richmond Highway, Richmond, southwest London at 12:50 p.m. on Monday 17 June.”
William and Kate are thought to have despatched flowers to the lady.
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A Kensington Palace spokesperson mentioned in a press release to ET Canada: “Their Royal Highnesses have despatched their absolute best needs to Irene and her household and can keep in contact all through each stage of her restoration.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been deeply involved and saddened to listen to concerning the accident on Monday afternoon,” the assertion added, in response to the Telegraph.