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King Charles III once narrowly avoided a horrific accident

narrowly avoided what could have been a tragic accident

By Web Desk
October 10, 2022
King Charles III once narrowly avoided a horrific accident

King Charles III narrowly escaped death during the raising of an iconic flagship the Mary Rose, a new documentary has revealed.

The Mary Rose, the flagship of King Henry VIII for 34 years, sank during a battle with a French fleet in 1545. The wreckage, located in the depths of the Solent in 1971, was later excavated in October 1982.

The late Queen's eldest son Charles, the Britain's new King, was there to watch the mammoth effort. But it was there that he narrowly avoided what could have been a tragic accident, a new documentary, per Express UK, has claimed.

During the operation, part of the enormous Tog Mor crane – which is Gaelic for “big lift” – and the barge collapsed near Charles. He was about to examine the vessel close up when it crashed, almost smashing the hull of the Mary Rose as the frame broke away near where the then-Prince of Wales had been standing.

Royal Engineer Jack Frost was involved in the operation and witnessed Charles' close shave, recounting how everything fell silent after the frame broke away.