One of The Queen’s physicians, Dr Peter Fisher, has been killed in a crash involving a lorry as he was cycling through Central London.
Dr Fisher had been a homoeopathic physician to the monarch for more than a decade and continued to serve as a doctor for The Royal Family until his death on Wednesday.
The 67-year-old was also the clinical director and director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard, The Queen’s former surgeon-gynaecologist, Sir Marcus Setchell, paid tribute to Dr Fisher, describing his death as a ‘tragic loss’.
Sir Marcus said: “He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care. We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
Dr Fisher died on Wednesday morning during his commute to work.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
“The cyclist, a man aged 67, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made.
“Officers from the Met’s Serious Collison Investigation Unit are investigating and are keen to speak to any members of the public who were in the immediate vicinity of High Holborn near to Newton Street and Southampton Place, and who witnessed the collision.”