In an unfortunate turn of events just days after the coronation of King Charles, the royal family finds itself in a distressing situation as an elderly woman involved in a collision with a royal police escort motorbike has tragically passed away.
Expressing deep grief and sorrow, the Duchess of Edinburgh, Sophie, shares her heartfelt condolences following the demise of Helen Holland, who was struck by a police motorcycle escorting her. Confirming the news, Helen Holland’s family has acknowledged her untimely demise, as reported by BBC.
The incident occurred on May 10th in west London, where Helen, an 81-year-old resident of Birchanger in Essex, was tragically struck. The palace has conveyed that Duchess Sophie has been profoundly saddened upon learning of the unfortunate demise.
Moreover, the palace assures that the Duchess will personally reach out to the bereaved family to offer her support and condolences in private. As the details surrounding the incident unfold, the authorities are conducting an investigation, as stated by BBC.
Following the accident, Buckingham Palace had released a statement expressing the Duchess’s concern and extending her thoughts and prayers to the injured lady and her family. The statement acknowledged the swift response by the emergency services and assured that the Duchess would remain updated on any developments.
The royal family now grapples with this unforeseen tragedy, mourning the loss of Helen Holland and coming to terms with the unfortunate incident that has cast a shadow over the recent joyous coronation of King Charles.