Monday, November 24, 2008

Royal Yacht "BRITANNIA". Classic in the Extreme.

Below are seen three postcards from my collection depicting the Royal Yacht Britannia two are when she was owned by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort and when the queen passed away it was then owned by King Edward VII

Queen Victoria would board her yacht at the Isle of Grain, North Kent, UK, having travelled down from London, a jetty was constructed and the train would draw up alongside the yacht.

It was said that she preferred it that way as it avoided the crowds that would have inevitably gathered if the yacht came up the Thames to London to receive her.

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