Corpse found in lake in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s house

Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace

A WOMAN’S body has been found in a park pond in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Kensington Palace home.

The unidentified female body was pulled out of the Round Pond last Saturday morning.

The mystery death is not thought to be suspicious, a Met Police spokesman told The Daily Mail.

The grim discovery was made in front of the official residence of the Cambridges.

Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank also live at Ivy Cottage on the palace grounds.

The Queen was holding a socially distanced family reunion with William, Kate and their three children on Saturday in Balmoral.

It’s not known if any other royals were at home when the woman’s body was found.


The family of artist Endellion Lycett Green, granddaughter of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman, were mistakenly told the body was hers, the Daily Mail reports.

Endellion, 51, – known as Delli – had been missing for a week and police had appealed for help to find her.

But she was later found alive to the relief of her family.

Her brother John Lycett Green said in a message to pals: “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.”

Endellion is friends with David Cameron’s wife, Samantha, and The Wire actor Dominic West.

The 16ft-deep ornamental lake where the woman’s body was as created in 1730 by George II.

It is home to the oldest model yacht club in the country – the Model Yacht Sailing Association, established in 1876).

A Met police spokesman told the Mail the family were contacted “as part of inquiries to establish the identity of the deceased”.

The identity of the dead woman is still not known.

A police spokesman said: “‘The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

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