Here are some random shots taken during my visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth’s happy home away from home during forty years of her reign. I hadn’t been interested in touring the ship until I rather fell in love with the Queen Elizabeth after reading the biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, by Sally Bendell Smith. I certainly developed compassion for this tough but kind and compassionate dedicated woman who definitely needed to get away. But visiting the ship—oh such opulence to keep royalty and all its pomp and ceremony going!—Well, I can see there are many sides to the royalty coin. Monarchists and non-monarchist both have a million valuable points.
That being said, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed a luncheon of fish soup, salmon sandwiches and red wine at the Royal Deck Tea Room.