A man has died today after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said. However, the incident is not being treated as suspicious or related to terrorism, they added.
Police said they had been alerted just after midnight by officials from a central London hospital to say a man in their care had failed to return.
Three hours later, officers were called to a site near the locked parks of the palace, located in Kensington Gardens in central London, after reports of a man acting suspiciously. When they arrived they found the man, in his 40s, ablaze. He was declared dead not long afterwards.
It is not known if Prince William and his family were at the palace at the time.