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Woman found dead in royal park near William and Kate’s London home

Written by on 5 September 2020

A woman’s body has been found in a royal park near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Palace home.

Officers were called to Kensington Gardens in west London just after 7am on 29 August where they found a woman unresponsive, the Metropolitan Police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesman added.

Her body was found in the Round Pond, which sits in front of Kensington Palace, the Daily Mail reported.

The Cambridges and their three children were away at Balmoral that day, holding a socially-distanced reunion with the Queen, following the coronavirus lockdown.

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank also have a residence at the palace. It is not known if any members of the Royal Family were there that day.

The woman’s body is reported to have been found in the pond in front of the palace

Police have not yet identified the woman, but inquiries are still ongoing.

A Met spokesman told Sky News: “Police were called to Kensington Gardens W2 at 7.09am on Saturday, 29 August to a report of the concern for the safety of a woman.

“The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the deceased.”