Princess Beatrice was involved in a car crash when her BMW was crushed between a double-decker bus and a coach on one of London’s most notorious roundabouts.
The 22-year-old was driving in heavy traffic on Monday afternoon when she was caught in a smash on London’s Hyde Park Corner, yards from the grounds of Buckingham Palace – home to her grandmother the Queen.
Beatrice burst into tears after becoming sandwiched between the two high-sided vehicles as she drove around the six-lane roundabout with her bodyguard in the passenger seat.
Both climbed out of the car unhurt but shaken, minutes after apparently leaving St James’s Palace to drive into Central London between 1.30 and 2pm.
The fifth in line to the throne was forced to stand at the side of the busy road as she called her parents on her mobile, while the Scotland Yard protection officer swapped insurance details with the other drivers in the accident.