A mother-of-two claims a photo she took at the Tower of London could have been ‘photobombed’ by the ghost of 12-year-old Edward V – ‘solving’ a 500-year-old murder mystery in the process.
Mary Ryan, 40, was taking snaps of weapons on display at the historic attraction but failed to notice the face that appeared in the reflection until she returned home to Liverpool.
The hairdresser believes the ghostly face of a young boy could be that of Edward V, who was sent to the Tower along with nine-year-old brother Richard, by their uncle Richard III in 1483.
It is widely assumed they were murdered as the duo were never seen again – but Mary claims her picture could be the first image ever caught of the tragic young prince.
Sir Thomas More, the 16th century statesman and historian, claimed the two princes were smothered by their uncle and buried within the tower – though it was never proved and their disappearance is often cited as one of the world’s greatest murder mysteries.