A man has sadly been pronounced dead after being found on fire outside Kate Middleton and Prince William's Kensington Palace earlier this week.
Hours before the incident, a London hospital reportedly contacted local authorities to report a missing patient. At around 3 a.m., a person, thought to be the aforementioned patient, was spotted acting suspiciously near Kensington Palace's front gates. When police arrived, the man — who was in his forties — was on fire and later pronounced dead by responding firefighters and medical personnel.
Kensington Palace, photographed in January 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to BBC News, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were not home at the time of the scary event. "This incident is not being treated as terrorist-related," a police spokesperson told the news outlet in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Kate, 34, and William, 33 — who are parents to Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 9 months — are currently staying at their Anmer Hall home in the English countryside.