Tragic news has emerged that a body has been found in the lake outside of Prince William and Kate's Kensington Palace residence.

A statement has now been released from officials...

Heartbreaking news has arisen from Kensington Gardens.

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A body has been discovered in the lake outside William and Kate's home in Kensington Palace.

The lake is called Round Pond.

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And is a popualr tourist destination for the public.

Police have since spoken out about the horrific incident.

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Officials have released a statement regarding the investigation.

Kensington Palace has a long history.

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The working royal residence in Chelsea, London, was originally a 2-story Jacobean mansion built by Sir George Coppin in 1605.

Queen Victoria was born and brought up in the Palace.

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Despite her choosing to reign in Buckingham Palace, news of her accession in 1837 was brought to her in the Kensington residence by the Lord Chamberlain and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The palace is widely recognized as holding significant historic importance.

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Other famous royals including Queen Mary (grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II) were born at Kensington Palace.

And, in more recent times...

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Prince William and Harry were raised there by Princess Diana.

Today, Kensington Palace contains the offices and London residences of William and Kate.

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And despite it being their residence, some historic parts of the Palace are open to the public.

Not to mention...

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Kensington Palace is also home to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

The collection holds an array of Royal, ceremonial, and court dresses...

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All dating back from the 18th century to the present day.

William and Kate moved into Apartment 1A of the Palace permanently in 2013.

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The 4-storey, 20-room apartment was formerly the residence of Princess Margaret.

Although, William and Kate aren't the only royals who reside there...

The palace also contains the offices and residences of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Kensington Palace is also now also a center point for celebrating successes.

For instance, in July 2015 The Duke of Cambridge, welcomed the England Women’s Football Team to Kensington Palace to congratulate them on their record-breaking performance at the World Cup in Canada that year.

But this week, news has emerged that couldn't be more the opposite.

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The body of a woman has been discovered in a lake outside the Palace.

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

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The woman, who remains unidentified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had been called to Kensington Gardens that same day.

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According to a statement, police responded to a call regarding safety concerns for a woman.

A spokesperson told The Mirror this:

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"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."

They continued...

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"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found an unresponsive woman. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

The death is currently being treated as unexplained at this time...

"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."

The investigation is ongoing.

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"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the deceased." For more on the royals, and Prince William's shocking recent interview, scroll on...