Human remains have been discovered on the Queen’s Sandringham estate. The discovery was made by a member of the public on New Year’s Day, at Anmer, King’s Lynn. The royal family had attended a church service at the nearby St Mary Magdalene’s church earlier in the day.
The nature of the discovery is not clear but an area of woodland has been cordoned off and police are investigating the remains. The estate has around 150 residential, commercial and agricultural properties and is used by many people.
This isn’t the first time that human remains have been found close to one of the Queen’s official residences in the past year. In October 2011, the skeletal remains of Robert James Moore were discovered on an island in St James’ Park near Buckingham Palace.