An Elderly Woman Was Strolling. Then, a Royal Collision

83-year-old in serious condition after being hit by motorcycle in William and Kate's convoy
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2019 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – The royals just can't seem to avoid proximity to car crashes lately. Five months after Prince Philip was in an accident that injured two women, the BBC reports a police motorcycle in the convoy of his grandson, Prince William, and William's wife, Kate, hit an elderly pedestrian Monday as they traveled from London to Windsor for a church service. The 83-year-old woman, who's been identified simply as Irene by Kensington Palace, was said to be in serious but stable condition after the lunchtime crash in southwest London.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon," a palace statement reads, per CNN. William and Kate reportedly sent Irene some flowers, and "will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery," the statement adds. A police watchdog group is investigating the crash. (Prince Philip voluntarily turned in his driver's license after his January crash.)

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