Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. She is the second Royal yacht to bear the name, the first being the famous racing cutter built for The Prince of Wales in 1893. She is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

HMY Britannia was built at the shipyard of John Brown & Co. Ltd in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, UK, being launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 16 April 1953 and commissioned on 11 January 1954.

The Royal Yacht's last foreign mission was to convey the last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten (now The Lord Patten of Barnes) and the Prince of Wales, away from Hong Kong after its handover to the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. Britannia was decommissioned on 11 December 1997.

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Royal Yacht Britannia bridge

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The Admiral's Cabin

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Ship's Bell

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Queen's Bedroom

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Duke's Bedroom

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Honeymoon Suite

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Wardroom Anteroom

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The State Dining room

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The Drawing Room

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Small Boat

The Inversnaid Hotel is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, next to Arklet Falls and on the West Highland Way. The hotel was built in 1790 for the Duke of Montrose as a hunting lodge.[3] Its cafe is visited by hikers on the West Highland Way. The hotel has had many distinguished guests including Queen Victoria.

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