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Duke of Edinburgh blasts move to axe Royal Yacht Britannia

The Duke of Edinburgh has criticised the decision to decommission the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was taken out of service after 43 years in 1997.

Royal yacht faces revamp

THE ROYAL Yacht Britannia is to be closed to the public for at least a month for a complete overhaul.

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Renewal Britannia - tourist attraction forced to close for £100,000 makeover

THE Royal Yacht Britannia is to be closed to the public for at least a month for a complete overhaul, on the orders of the historic vessel's insurers.

Dealer jailed over Britannia propeller sale

A SCRAP metal dealer who sold a propeller stolen from the Royal Yacht Britannia was jailed for five months yesterday.

Visitors to get a taste of the high life on board Britannia

IT WAS once the setting for exclusive cocktail parties hosted by the Royal Family, but now tourists can get a taste of the high life on the Royal Yacht Britannia's new Royal Deck restaurant.

All diners on deck in £1.5m Britannia refit

THE Royal Yacht Britannia, docked in Leith, is to open a glass-enclosed restaurant next month as part of a £1.5m revamp of its upper deck.

Ma'am must rhyme with ham – how the Queen ruled Britannia

FOR almost half a century the Royal Yacht Britannia regally ruled the waves as the Queen's floating palace.

Gang steals royal yacht propellers

THE Royal Yacht Britannia has become the latest victim of the soaring trade in stolen scrap metal.

It's a right royal knees-up

FOR years it was used as the venue for countless cocktail parties featuring some of the richest and most powerful people from across the globe.

Royal aide slams Britannia 'disgrace'

THE Queen's former press secretary has branded the decision to take the Royal Yacht Britannia out of service as an "absolute disgrace".

Royal gig for steel band

A WEST Indian steel band is to pay a special visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Britannia sails past rivals to be top attraction

THE Royal Yacht Britannia has won the highest rating ever awarded to a tourist attraction by VisitScotland.

Swells' kitchen for royal yacht

IT SERVED the Royal Family for 44 years, circumnavigating the globe several times in an illustrious career before being decommissioned to save taxpayers' money.

All aboard for free Britannia visits for year

GENEROUS visitors to the Royal Yacht Britannia have been rewarded with free passes to the attraction for a year after agreeing to Gift Aid their admission fee.

Port sets sites on super liners

AN £80 million cruise liner terminal is being planned for Leith in an ambitious bid to create a "world-class" facility at the port.

Two millionth Britannia visitor

THE Royal Yacht Britannia has welcomed on board her two millionth visitor since opening in 1998.

Rolls Britannia

ONE of the Queen's Rolls- Royces was lifted by crane aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia yesterday.

Classic car certain to make waves on the Royal Yacht

A CLASSIC car which has taken the Queen to official engagements across Britain and Europe is to be hoisted on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Britannia even easier to fathom

HINDI and Arabic language versions have been added to the audio guides at the Royal Yacht Britannia to cope with a surge in visitors from India and the Middle East.

Britannia rules Capital waves for seven years

THE Royal Yacht Britannia is today celebrating seven years in Edinburgh.

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