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  • Premier Icon poly
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    I suspect the queen is better aware than our great PM of how this plays, and will slap the idea down when next they talk.

    She was apparently a big fan of Britannia and the ability it brought to go on holiday without the media circus. Given Harry’s ejection to avoid the media intrusion I could see she might actually think it was not a crazy idea (which of course she could fund herself if it was only used for family fun). However, it is positioned as some sort of “trade deal ship” and I’m sure I read somewhere that Andrew wanted to host parties on it (can you imagine!) in his role as a trade envoy last time it was floated. So I don’t think she’d necessarily dismiss it completely…

    …but I’m sure she also realises that the chances of her living long enough to board a government procured ship are about the same as Andrew become the next patron of NSPCC!

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    I’m sure I read somewhere that Andrew wanted to host parties on it (can you imagine!) in his role as a trade envoy last time it was floated.

    He should be able to manage that, no sweat.

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    I’m sure I read somewhere that Andrew wanted to host parties on it

    What was that about torpaedoing?

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    It doesn’t ring true, there’s been no announcement and there’s no named source.

    I call bullshit.

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    This will cost a lot more than £200 million once you factor in the number of crew to man it and the escort of ships it’ll have where ever it goes.

    It is quite funny though that Prince Philip went in a huff when the old one was retired and the government refused to build them another one. Apparently he stripped the royal yacht and built a room dedicated to it in one of the palaces so the actual furnishings in the royal yacht currently on show are not the original ones but borrowed or copies. So they now build him one and name it after him when he’s dead. 😋

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