Royal motorcade in London hits an elderly woman to death: Duchess Sophie comments

Royal motorcade in London runs over a woman to death

On May 10, in London, a police motorcycle from the royal motorcade accompanying the Duchess of Edinburgh Sophie hit 81-year-old Helen Holland. It became known that after two weeks of fighting for her life, the woman died in hospital.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the Duchess. It was reported by the ВВС.

The relatives of the deceased said that Holland "fought for her life for almost two weeks... but irreversible brain damage finally put an end to her struggle." The woman was in a coma. She was diagnosed with numerous broken bones and extensive internal injuries.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace assured that Sophie was "deeply saddened" and sent her "deepest condolences" to all family members.

"The Duchess of Edinburgh is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Helen Holland. Her Royal Highness's deepest condolences go out to the entire family of Mrs Holland," the royal family said in a statement.


It is known that the accident occurred at the intersection of two streets in London. The police supervisory authority is investigating the accident.

Sophie is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, the youngest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. She married the British royal family in 1999. She worked in public relations until 2002 and now supports her husband in royal affairs.


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