Duchess Sophie Reacts to Royal Police Escort Hitting a Woman

Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh Releases Statement After Her Royal Police Escort Hits Woman

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh
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Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh is praying for a lady who was hit by a bike that was a part of her royal escort.

Buckingham Palace launched a press release on behalf of Sophie, 58, on Wednesday, Might 10, shortly after the accident occurred in West London.

“The Duchess’s heartfelt ideas and prayers are with the injured girl and her household. She is grateful for the swift response by the emergency companies and can hold abreast of developments,” the assertion learn. “Additional remark presently wouldn’t be applicable whereas the incident is being investigated.”

The Guardian reported that the lady struck by the automobile, who’s in her 80s, was taken to the hospital in crucial situation after remedy from paramedics.

An analogous incident occurred in June 2019 when one other lady, additionally in her 80s, was hit by a police bike in Prince William and Princess Kate’s escort. Kensington Palace launched a press release on the time noting that William, 40, and Kate, 41, have been “deeply involved and saddened” by the occasion and {that a} member of their employees had delivered flowers to the lady.

Wednesday’s accident comes lower than one week after the duchess attended King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation on Saturday, Might 6. Sophie and her husband, Prince Edward — the youngest youngster of the late Queen Elizabeth II — each appeared in one of many official coronation pictures, posing alongside the king and queen and different members of the royal household.

Sophie — who shares daughter Woman Louise Windsor, 19, and son James, Viscount Severn, 15, with Edward, 59 — wore a hand-embroidered white Suzannah London robe beneath her Royal Victoria Order Mantle for the event. The duchess’ daughter regarded elegant in a white and blue floral robe with an identical headpiece whereas her son opted for a black swimsuit with a white shirt and burgundy tie. Edward, for his half, donned his Garter Mantle.

The Rely and Countess of Wessex — who tied the knot in June 1999 — have each famous that the important thing to their marriage is a robust friendship.

“I believe we share numerous pursuits, we giggle quite a bit and we now have a terrific friendship,” the duchess famous throughout a January 1999 press picture name on the grounds of St. James’ Palace.

Edward added, “We’re the perfect of pals and that’s important, however it additionally helps that we additionally love one another very a lot.”

Sophie supported her husband when his mom, Elizabeth, died at age 96 in September 2022. On the funeral service, the West Kent Faculty alum was noticed handing Edward a handkerchief as he bought emotional. She was additionally photographed placing her arm round William and Kate’s son Prince George, 9, to consolation him.

The royal couple loved a detailed bond with the late monarch. “We do see various her,” Sophie advised Sky Information of her mother-in-law in September 2016. “We’re over there most weekends using.”

Sophie and Edward cohosted a backyard celebration at Buckingham Palace with William and Kate on Tuesday, Might 9. The occasion celebrated volunteers and “individuals who do extraordinary issues,” per the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram. The perform comes amid royal specialists’ reviews that Charles needs a slimmed-down monarchy throughout his reign, with senior royals together with Sophie and Edward taking over extra obligations.

“It’s at all times been rumored that he needs to slim down the working royals on the core of the household,” royal professional Jonathan Sacerdoti completely advised Us Weekly of Charles in March 2022, six months earlier than Elizabeth’s loss of life.

The king’s sister, Princess Anne, famous that the premise “doesn’t sound like a good suggestion” throughout a uncommon interview with CBC simply days earlier than the monarch’s coronation.

“Effectively, I believe the ‘slimmed-down’ [comment] was stated in a day when there have been a number of extra individuals round … [to] make that appear like a justifiable remark,” Anne, 72, defined, hinting on the queen’s loss of life and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping again from their roles as senior royals in 2020. “I’m not fairly certain what else we are able to do.”