Prince William, Duchess Kate police escort involved in crash: reports

A police convoy escorting Prince William and Duchess Kate was involved in a crash that injured an elderly woman, according to multiple news reports. 

CNN and BBC report that a woman in her 80s was taken to a hospital Monday after an incident occurred with a police motorbike as the royal couple was traveling from London to Windsor.

The woman remains in the hospital and the royal family has been in touch with her, according to the reports. 

USA TODAY has reached out to a representative for the royal family for comment. 

Earlier this year, Prince Philip, then 97, emerged unscathed from a car wreck near the royal Sandringham estate.

A woman named Emma Fairweather, 46, was also involved in the Jan. 17 crash. She suffered a broken wrist in the collision that left Philip’s Land Rover overturned. She was riding in a Kia at the time with her 28-year-old friend – who was driving – and her friend’s 9-month-old baby boy. Her friend suffered minor cuts and the child was unhurt.

Weeks later, Philip decided to give up driving. 

“After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement to USA TODAY at the time.

Contributing: Maria Puente and Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY.

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