A woman’s body was found in Round Pond in Kensington Palace Gardens, which is right outside of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s London home and where they reside with their three children, The Independent reported. On August 29, police pulled the body out but have yet to identify the woman.
A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police told Sky News that they were “called to Kensington Gardens W2 at 7:09 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 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.”
Initially, officers thought the deceased woman was Lycett Green, who is known as Delli. However, her brother, John Lycett Green, revealed that she was “alive, safe and well” in a message. “Thank you all for the support and love you showed for Delli and her family.”
“Sorry to all of you that, like us, we're grieving from the wonder that is Delli,” he continued. “We were told a body was found and was her. It was not, and Delli was found last night.”
Fortunately, William, 38, and Middleton, 38, were not home when the authorities showed up since they were at Queen Elizabeth II’s Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland. However, it's unclear if others were at the estate when the incident occurred since Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, also live there.
Meanwhile, William and Middleton — who share Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2 — have been spending time together the last few months amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "It's been ups and downs," the mom of three told the BBC in an interview. "George is much older than Louis is and things, but they are aware that things are different because of COVID-19. And I'm always surprised and although you don't want to scare them and make it too overwhelming, I think it is appropriate to acknowledge it the pandemic in simple ways and age-appropriate ways."
The couple are reportedly planning to return to Kensington Palace soon since their two older children will be starting school.