A dog walker discovered human remains yesterday less than two miles from the Queen's residence on a British royal estate, police say. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who are staying at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk for a Christmas holiday, were told about the discovery after attending a church service yesterday. Police have sealed off the woodland area where the remains were found and are searching for forensic evidence.
No details have emerged about the remains, but the estate's website says that half of the royal residence is rented by agricultural tenants, the AP reports. The 20,000-acre estate also has a country park, a fruit farm, two stud farms, and the estate's gardens, which together employ more than 100 full-time workers. (Read more Queen Elizabeth II stories.)