On 29th August, an unidentified body was discovered in the ornamental lake at Kensington Palace the home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Later that dead body was identified as artist Endellion Lycett Green, who is the granddaughter of the famous and former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman. According to the force, Endellion often liked to visit Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and Green Park.
51-year-old Endellion Lycett Green was missing for a week, and the police asked the public to help them locate her. However, the family’s grief turned into relief when they found out that Endellion was found alive, and the corpse, which was identified as hers, was false; it turned out to be the case of mistaken identity.
After finding out that Endellion was alive, his brother John Lycett Green said in a message that his sister is alive and well, and said he appreciates all the support and love the public has shown for their family. He said that they were in deep sorrow when they were told by the police that Endellion’s body was found, but thankfully it was not her because she was found alive.
In the end, John paid his condolences for the soul that was found in an ornamental lake on Sunday morning.
Endellion is an eminent artist and a good friend of former prime minister David Cameron’s wife, Samantha. She is also close to the actor Dominic West who starred in the Wire. She lives in Wiltshire with her husband Rob Nagel, who is a film editor, and their two children.
According to the Scotland Yard spokesman, the identity of the corpse is still unknown, and inquiries are still ongoing.
Since the 17th century, Kensington Palace has housed members of the British royal family. This palace was Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s home, but even after the divorce, it remained the Princess’s official residence. The ornamental lake that is near the Palace is 16ft deep, and it was created in 1730 by George II.