A designer who was cycling to work at St James's Palace died after colliding with a lorry near Lambeth Bridge.
Moira Gemmill, 55, who was former design chief of the Victoria and Albert Museum and had just started a new role Royal Collection Trust, was struck by the HGV near the Horseferry Road and Millbank junction on Thursday morning.
Ms Gemmill was pronounced dead at the scene. The 40-year-old lorry driver was questioned but not arrested.
She is the fifth cyclist to die in London this year.
Director of the trust Jonathan Marsden told the BBC: "We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic news.
"In her very short time with us, Moira had become both a good friend and a highly respected colleague, and we shall miss her very greatly."
Speaking to the Evening Standard, her devastated brother Andrew said: "She was a wonderful, inspirational woman.
"She was absolutely extraordinary but in a very modest way. She lived a modest life. She was very excited about her new post, we all were."
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