Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Fragment of George Washington's coffin
A piece of wood from the first coffin of George Washington. This coffin was broken up after the President was reinterred in the Washington Mausoleum at Mount Vernon, in the 1830s. This shard was presented to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1860 on his visit to the United States. He was the first member of the royal family to visit the nation.