Queen officially names new cruise liner Britannia

March 10, 2015 1:54 PM

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Queen officially names new cruise liner Britannia

For more than four decades the name Britannia was synonymous with the royal yacht, which she launched just weeks before her Coronation in 1953. It was decommissioned in 1997.

Watched by hundreds of dignitaries and accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen initiated the traditional smashing of a bottle against the £473 million ship - on this occasion, a sparkling wine from the Wiston Estate Winery in West Sussex.

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