London, UK – An elderly women is in a serious condition in hospital after a road accident involving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s police escort.
Prince William and Kate were travelling from London to Windsor when the women, 83, was hurt on Monday.
The accident involved a marked police motorbike in the convoy, and the police watchdog is now investigating.
Kensington Palace said the royal couple are “deeply concerned and saddnened” and have been in touch with the women.
The women – who is called Irene, according to the palace – was taken to hospital in a critical condition following the collision on Upper Richmond Road in Richmond, south-vest London at around 12:50 BST on 17 June.
She is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best wishes to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery”
Watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it is investigating the circumstances of the collision after it was referred to them by Metropolitan Police as is “in line with procedure”.