A woman Irene Mayor, 83,has been left seriously injured after being involved in an accident with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s convoy.
The royal couple were in a Range Rover with four motorcycle outriders and two other cars as they headed to Windsor for a Knights of the Garter ceremony, when a marked police motorbike in their convoy collided with Irene Mayor, 83, on Upper Richmond Road, Richmond, south-west London.
According to witnesses, the police motorbike was on the wrong side of the road as it was attempting to clear traffic in front of William and Kate’s motorcade when it hit Irene Mayor
She was then rushed to hospital by air ambulance and on Tuesday night doctors said she was in a serious but stable condition with a broken pelvis and other injuries.
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.” It is understood that William and Kate have sent flowers, and have asked to visit Irene if she is up to it.
One of Irene’s friends, Lionel Blackburn (78), said he was devastated to hear she’d been hit by a police bike.
“She’s an incredibly nice person. I have known her for over 40 years,” he said.
The Metropolitan Police Service referred the collision to the IOPC. Our staff attended the scene of the incident and after careful consideration, we have launched an independent investigation. The investigation is in its very early stages and the officer involved is assisting our enquiries as a witness. Our immediate thoughts are with the injured woman and her family and those affected by the incident.”