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LONDON (Reuters) – An elderly woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she was struck by a police motorbike escort for Britains Prince William and his wife Kate.

FILE PHOTO: Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, look up at the Royal Standard flying from the round tower following the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, Britain October 12, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridges convoy was travelling from London to Windsor on Monday afternoon when the accident occurred.

The woman, Irene Mayor, who is in her 80s, is in a serious but stable condition, police said.

The Sun newspaper, citing witnesses, said the escort was on the wrong side of the road clearing traffic for the couples convoy when the incident happened.

Britains police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, said it was investigating.

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The royal couple were “deeply concerned and saddened” to hear of the accident, according to a spokeswoman, and a member of their staff visited the woman and delivered flowers.

“Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best regards to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery,” the spokeswoman said.

The accident took place when the couple were on their way to Windsor for the St Georges Chapel service commemorating the Order of the Garter.

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