Horror at Kensington Palace of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a corpse is in the park pond
Overlooking one of London's most beautiful parks has many advantages for residents of Kensington Palace, who include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
But last weekend there was horror when it became known that a body had been retrieved from the Ziersee in front of the palace.
For the family of artist Endellion Lycett Green, granddaughter of popular former poet-awardee Sir John Betjeman, the discovery was heartbreaking because they were told the body was theirs.
Endellion, 51, known to her friends and family as Delli, had been missing for a week and the Metropolitan Police had publicly asked for help to find her.
The view of one of the most beautiful parks in London has many advantages for the residents of Kensington Palace (picture)
However, the family's grief turned to deep relief when Delli was found alive this week and the body was found to be that of another woman. It had been a case of false identity.
"My sister Endellion is alive, safe and sound," said her brother John Lycett Green in a message shared with grateful friends. “Thank you all for the support and love you showed Delli and her family.
“I feel sorry for everyone who, like us, mourned the miracle that Delli is. We were told a corpse was found and it was. It wasn't, and Delli was found last night. "
He added, "Tear apart the soul that was found Saturday morning at Kensington Round Pond."
The palace's residents include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) and their children, as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Endellion is a well-known artist and good friend of David Cameron's wife Samantha and Wire actor Dominic West.
She lives in Wiltshire with her film editor Rob Nagel and their two children.
A family friend says to me, "Delli has gone through a bad spot, but it's a great relief to everyone that she is fine." It was a traumatic week. "
The body found in the pond remains unknown. A spokesman for Scotland Yard told me: “The death is currently being treated as unresolved but is not considered suspect. The inquiries are not yet closed. "
The spokesman said Endellion's family had been contacted "with inquiries about the identity of the deceased".
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Finty, 47, followed her mother and father, the late Michael Williams, in roles such as in films such as Gosford Park.
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