Royal News: Britain’s 539-year-old unsolved mystery…
King Charles, who ascended the throne of the United Kingdom after the death of his mother, gave the green light to DNA testing to solve one of England’s biggest mysteries, ‘Princes in the Tower’.
King Charles of England, who ascended the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last month, is taking action for the ‘Princes in the Tower’, one of the biggest mysteries in British history.
THE MYSTERY OF THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER
King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville’s two sons, Prince Edward and Richard, Duke of York, mysteriously disappeared in the 1480s.
The two heirs, who were alive after the death of their father, King Edward IV, were placed in the Tower of London until his coronation by their uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, who was appointed regent. However, his uncle took the parliament behind him before his coronation and made the princes illegitimate and ascended the throne as Richard III.
It is unknown what happened to Edward and Richard, known as the ‘Princes in the Tower’, after they were imprisoned in the tower. Some researchers claim that King Richard III, who wanted to consolidate his legitimacy on the throne, had his nephews killed, while others claim that one of the princes escaped.
BONES FOUND 200 YEARS AFTER
The mystery of the princes in the tower has been one of the most talked about topics in England for over 500 years. In 1674, 200 years after the death of the princes, a wooden box containing two human skeletons was found in the Tower of London.
Although the bones in the box were thought to belong to the lost princes, this theory was never proven. The bones were taken to Westminster Abbey during the reign of King Charles II and buried there.
QUEEN ELIZABETH NEVER ALLOWED
British experts and historians have been trying for years to test human remains that they claim may have belonged to the princes, but since the skeletons are buried in the Royal vaults, the experts’ tests require permission from the monarch. Queen Elizabeth never gave permission for the research in question.
KING CHARLES SUPPORTS DNA TESTING
British newspaper Dailmail, in its news published today, claimed that the new King Charles supported DNA testing of human bones found in the tower. According to Tracy Borman, head of the Historic Royal Palaces, although the late Queen has blocked the investigation, King Charles “has a very different view” on the matter and supports DNA testing.
KING CHARLES CAN SOLVE A 539-Year-Old Mystery
This decision taken by KING CHARLES, who is also a big archeology fan, could solve a 539-year-old mystery.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment on the allegations.