Prince Charles has sent staff at the new £35m Mary Rose Museum a letter of congratulation.
The Prince was one of the divers who investigated the hull of the ship on the Solent seabed more than 30 years ago.
In a letter he says: ‘As patron of the Mary Rose Trust, I send my warmest congratulations and gratitude to all those who have put so much hard work into achieving this splendid exhibition, on the occasion of the new Mary Rose Museum’s opening.
‘This is a most exciting time in the Trust’s long history. At long last this extraordinary collection of objects from King Henry VIII’s flagship can be seen in its full glory.
‘I am sure visitors to the Museum will be delighted and intrigued by this incredible insight into life at it was 500 years ago.’
There’s extensive coverage of the new Mary Rose Museum in The News today and tomorrow
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