Monday, January 19, 2009

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Before leaving Edinburgh, we went to the Ocean Terminal at the port of Leith to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, a former yacht of the British Royal family.

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There were a lot of exhibits on display for visitors to view before boarding the yacht.  Here are some of the exhibits.

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Some photos of HM, the Queen of England.

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We then proceeded to board the yacht.

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Life boats.

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View from the yacht.

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The command point.

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The Admiral’s cabin.

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The Queen’s Rolls Royce.

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The Binnacle.

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The Sun Lounge.

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The Queen’s bedroom.

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The Admiral’s quarters and dining room.

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The State Dining Room, where the royal family dine.

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My husband spotted these at the State Dining Room, on exhibit.  These are gifts from Sarawak when Prince Philip visited Malaysia in 1989.

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The Queen’s sitting room.

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The drawing room.

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The Chief Petty Officers’ mess.

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The infirmary.

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The sick bay.

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Here was where my camera ran out of battery and I left my spare battery in the car.  What the heck??  Luckily I had my handphone with me, so I was able to snap a few more photos, though they were not as clear.

This is the engine room.

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And that ended our tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia.  It was certainly a good experience to see what the Royal family went through when they were at sea years ago.  No doubt a comfortable home away from home.

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