Jackie and I toured the Royal Yacht Britannia yesterday and just loved seeing it. The yacht was magnificent, and I am posting some photos of our tour.
The yacht was decommissioned in 1997, and Edinburgh was chosen for the location of where it would serve as a floating museum. One of the great things we got to witness on the tour was the number of former royal yachtsmen who were on board cleaning, repairing, and visiting. We talked to one of them who had served as a photographer from around 1967 to 1970. We asked about his dealing with the royal family, and he told us he loved visiting with the Queen Mother when she was on board, and that Price Phillip was rather stern in making sure that photographs of him did not have a cable and line in the background that would appear to be running out of his head!