Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, mourns the death of a woman struck by a royal escort
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh offers its sympathy following the death of a woman hit by a motorbike escorting the royal.
Helen Holland, 81 – who was hit by a police escort on May 10 at a west London intersection – died on May 24 from her injuries, her family has confirmed. Shortly after his death, Sophie, married to Prince Edward– reflected on the tragic loss.
“The Duchess of Edinburgh is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Helen Holland,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement via The Associated Press. “His Royal Highness’s deepest condolences and sympathies go out to all of Mrs. Holland’s family.”
son of Holland, Martintold the BBC his mother suffered ‘multiple broken bones and massive internal injuries’ after the accident, sharing that she had been fighting ‘for her life for almost two weeks, but irreversible damage to her brain finally ended today’s battle”.
According to the outlet, the Essex native was in town to visit her older sister.