Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Sophie pictured for first time since motorcade crashed into pensioner

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh struggles with her robes

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh has been spotted out and about for the first time since an elderly woman was knocked down by a police motorbike that was part of the royal’s motorcade. Sophie said earlier this week that she was “praying” for the woman, who is in her 80s and in a critical condition.

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The Metropolitan Police said that at around 3.21pm on Wednesday a police motorcycle on escort duties struck a pedestrian at the junction of Cromwell Road and Warwick Road, SW5.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene, and the woman was taken to hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

No other injuries were reported at the scene, with pictures showing a Special Escort Group police bike – commonly used to escort royals – inside a police cordon.

Buckingham Palace stated that the Duchess of Edinburgh’s “thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family”, adding she was grateful for the “swift response”‘ of emergency services, reports the MailOnline.

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