Here’s everything to know about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s convoy accident

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are two of the most talked-about people in the world, making viral news with every lifestyle choice, from fashion statements to the upbringing of their children.

This week however, it was tragic news that saw their names in the press, as it was reported that an elderly woman had been hit by a police convoy escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to a chapel service in Windsor.

Irene Mayor, 83, has been identified as the pedestrian involved in the collision, and it is reported that she continues to be in serious condition.

‘At around 12:50hrs on Monday, 17 June, a marked police motorbike was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Upper Richmond Road, Richmond,’ reads a statement from London's Metropolitan Police.

‘The woman, believed to be in her 80s, has been taken to hospital for treatment where she remains. Her next of kin have been informed.’

Kensington Palace has also spoken out, releasing a statement on behalf of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon,’ the Palace announced. ‘Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best wishes to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery.’

Our thoughts are with Irene and her family.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.