SKB wrote:Diana was not a blood princess and was never officially titled "Princess Diana". That was an invention of fiction by the media who assumed from watching too many Disney fairytales that marrying a Prince makes one a Princess. Totally false.
She was HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. It's a job title. Only a blood princess can be called Princess before her name.
After her divorce, Diana lost the HRH and was re-titled as Diana, Princess of Wales - because she was mother to two blood princes.
The current Princess of Wales is HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, because she's married to HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. Camilla does not use her Princess of Wales title publically to avoid upsetting all of the hardcore rabid Diana fans who may possess grudges.
Jake1992 wrote:Looks like we could be getting a new royal yacht
Scimitar54 wrote:Rather depends on the election result I would think.
Jake1992 wrote:Not if the Royals fund it them selfs it doesn’t
SKB wrote:There is no need to build a specific new vessel as a royal yacht. There have been previous Royal Yachts that were RN warships, such as HMS Vanguard (1947) and HMS Renown (1916).
The title "Royal Yacht" could become a transferable one, like when the Queen is aboard an aircraft and its callsign becomes Kittyhawk (or Rainbow).
SKB wrote:Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster could be used as a "royal yacht", as the Queen is acyually the Duke of Lancaster and the ship is already known as "The Queen's Ship".
SD67 wrote:Personally I think 50 million for a royal yacht is a bargain. It's an asset that will last 40 years minimum, and quite apart from trade it can showcase British maritime engineering. It would be a nice follow on project for Cammels after the RSS. Finance it with a loan secured against the asset and sublet it when not in use.
To put it in perspective there is one RAF Voyager now permanently kitted out as a VIP aircraft and they cost I believe they cost north of 200 million a pop.
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