Royal couple visit the world’s only surviving 17th century ship

April 2, 2012

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited the world’s only surviving 17th century ship. Admiring the Vasa warship, which sank on its maiden voyage in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1628, Camilla told King Carl XVI Gustaf: “It is very nice. Perhaps we could borrow it for the jubilee pageant. It would be very nice going down the Thames.”

The Vasa, now housed in a custom-built museum, was salvaged in 1961.

View from the middle of the weather deck of the warship Vasa, displayed in the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Picture taken on board the ship on the starboard side just in front of the mainmast. Photo by Peter Isotalo.

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