Royal left tearful after BMW is trapped between bus and coach close to Buckingham Palace
Princess Beatrice was left ‘traumatised and tearful’ after her BMW was crushed between a coach and a bus as she drove near Buckingham Palace.
On Monday afternoon the young royal and her bodyguard walked away unhurt but shaken from her car, when it was involved in an accident on Hyde Park Corner as she left St Jame’s Palace.
A source told the Mail that the princess was ‘traumatised and tearful’ after the crash.
They added: ‘Beatrice was
sandwiched and her cherished car was pretty badly damaged on both
sides… she was in tears and traumatised. She had a lucky escape.’
Bea and her sister Eugenie both have police protection while they attend university, thought to cost about a quarter of a million pounds a year.
A Scotland Yard source said: ‘Incidents like this illustrate how important it is that they are protected. It could have been a very difficult situation if she had been alone and someone had taken advantage of the chaos.’
She was later spotted partying with long term boyfriend Dave Clark at a Tatler bash at the Phillips de Pury auction house.