A tragedy has occurred while Duchess Kate and Prince William were in England. A woman has been hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries following an accident involving their convoy, reported PEOPLE.
William and Kate were traveling from London to Windsor on Monday when the incident took place on Upper Richmond Road in Richmond, BBC reported. A police motorcycle was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian.
“The woman, in her 80s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition,” said officials.
Police say they are investigating the situation.
“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,” said the police.
A witness told The Sun, “His bike hit her and she spun round, off her feet and fell badly on the floor.”
The injured woman has been identified as Irene Mayor, 83. Irene’s daughter Fiona told The Sun, that her mother has “got lots of injuries. They are just keeping her stable at the moment.”
Kate and William are aware of the situation. They have since sent their best wishes to Irene.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said, BBC and The Telegraph reported.
“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.”
This isn't the first traffic incident involving the royal family. A few months ago, Prince Philip was involved in a car crash that overturned his range rover.