Buckingham Palace has released a statement on behalf of Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, expressing her thoughts and prayers for an elderly woman who was injured in an accident involving a police motorcycle escorting the royal. The statement read, “The Duchess’s heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family. She is grateful for the swift response by the emergency services and will keep abreast of developments.”
The incident took place on Wednesday at the junction of Cromwell Road and Warwick Road in west London. The duchess was being escorted by motorcycle outriders when the collision occurred at around 3:21 PM. The police motorcycle involved was on escort duties at the time of the accident. The woman, who is in her 80s, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. The police have not released any further details on the accident, and the investigation is ongoing.
The Duchess of Edinburgh Remains Silent on the Matter
Buckingham Palace has stated that further comment on the matter would not be appropriate at this time, as the incident is still under investigation. The duchess is yet to comment on the matter publicly.
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