An 83-year-old woman by the name of Irene Mayor is currently in the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a marked police motorcycle that was part of the royal convoy traveling with Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Reports say that the accident took place on Upper Richmond Road in south west London at 12.50pm on Monday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon,” a statement from Kensington Palace read following the accident. “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 Duke and Duchess were on their way to the Garter Day ceremony at Windsor on Monday (June 17) when the accident took place. Pictures shared on Twitter of the ceremony following the accident showed both Middleton and Prince William putting a happy face on during on what had to be a quite emotional day for the couple. Luckily, reports say that neither Prince William or his wife Kate Middleton actually witnessed the accident taking place.
The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex are joined by The Queen of Spain and The Queen of the Netherlands ahead of today's #GarterDay service. pic.twitter.com/1ZwEfqMjAJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 17, 2019
The Independent Office for Police Conduct by the Metropolitan Police will now further investigate the incident to find out exactly what happened. In the meantime, we hope that Mayor is able to recover from her injuries.