Queen's physician, Dr Peter Fisher, killed in crash with lorry while cycling in central London

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Dr Peter Fisher, pictured with the Queen, was a member of the royal medical household - REX/Shutterstock

A doctor to the Queen has died after a crash with a lorry while cycling in central London.

Dr Peter Fisher, who served as a homeopathic physician to Her Majesty for more than a decade, was killed on Wednesday morning.

The 67-year-old - a world expert in homeopathy, which the Royal Family has supported for generations - was fatally injured in the crash in High Holborn.

He was also clinical director and director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

Sir Marcus Setchell, the Queen's former surgeon-gynaecologist, told The Standard: “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 Peter Fisher, pictured in 2016, was a leading expert in homeopathy

Dr Fisher, a member of the royal medical household, was the eighth cyclist to have been killed in London since the beginning of May. Five of the fatalities involved collisions with lorries.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the scene at 9.30am on Wednesday, which was national Cycle to Work Day.

It is thought that Dr Fisher was on his morning commute when he turned left off High Holborn.

Passersby and medics gave him treatment, by Dr Fisher was pronounced dead shortly before 10am.

Evidence markers beneath a lorry at the scene of the fatality Credit: Rob Pinney/LNP 

The lorry driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

A Scotland Yard spokesman 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."

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in High Holborn on Wednesday morning Credit: Rob Pinney/LNP

Three years ago, Moira Gemmill - a design director who had been personally chosen by the Queen to oversee major modernisation programmes at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh - died in a crash with an HGV in London.

The 55, who had been appointed as a director of the Royal Collection Trust, was killed on Lambeth bridge as she cycled to work at St James’ Palace.