Dead body found in pond at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s west London home
The deceased body of an unidentified woman has been pulled out of a lake in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home at Kensington Palace in west London.
The corpse was found in Round Pond which is only a short walk from the Palace gates.
Metropolitan Police were called just after 7 am local time on Saturday, August 29.
The woman was announced dead at the scene and while police say the death is not being treated as suspicious, they have confirmed that investigations are still “ongoing”.
A post-mortem examination will take place.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their three young children, reside inside the Palace.
However the family were reportedly visiting the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland on the day the horrifying discovery was made.
Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank also live on the grounds of Kensington Palace in a cottage.
However, it is not known if the couple were present when the body was found.
Initially, authorities thought the body belonged to poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s grandaughter Endellion Lycett Green.
She had been missing for a week but reportedly was later found alive.
Her brother John Lycett Green wrote: “My sister Endellion is alive, safe and well.
“Thank you all for the support and love you showed for Delli and her family.
“Sorry to all of you that, like us, were grieving for the wonder that is Delli. We were told a body was found and was her.
“It was not, and Delli was found last night.
“RIP the soul that was found in Kensington Round Pond on Saturday morning.”
Kensington Gardens, which includes the Palace and the Round Pond, is said to remain open to the public while police investigations continue.
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