(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A grandmother has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an accident with a Royal convoy carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The 83-year-old woman was left injured in an incident believed to have involved a police motorcycle outrider, travelling alongside the Duke and Duchess’ car on the way to the Garter Day ceremony at Windsor on Monday.
The Duke and Duchess are “deeply concerned and saddened” after being told of the accident, and have been in touch with the family to send flowers.
The woman, named locally as Irene Mayor, is being treated in a London hospital for what has been described as serious injuries, but is in a stable condition.
The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by the Metropolitan Police, and will be investigated to establish what happened.