The Royal Yacht

Visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht

The Royal Yacht

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!

Retired yachtsman recoating boat trim

Retired yachtsman recoating boat trim

Captain's office

Captain’s office

The verandah

The verandah

Sofa in rear lounge area

Sofa in rear lounge area

Rear lounge area

Rear lounge area

Beautiful silver serving pieces

Beautiful silver serving pieces

Officer's dining table

Officer’s dining table

Area outside of the Queen's bedroom

Area outside of the Queen’s bedroom

Queen's bedroom

Queen’s bedroom

Port deck view

Port deck view

Lounge area

Lounge area

Sailor's bunks

Sailor’s bunks

Operating room

Operating room

Laundry room

Laundry room

Spotless engine room

Spotless engine room

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