"When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget it's cunning" R.L. Stevenson

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia was launched in Clydebank in 1953 and later decommissioned in 11th December 1997. The Queen and the Royal Family used it on 968 official voyages and hosted several US Presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
Royal Yacht Britannia was also used by Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales for their honeymoon cruise in 1981.
After intense competition from cities around the UK, it was announced that Edinburgh had been successful in its bid to become Britannia’s new home.
The Royal Yacht Britannia is now open to the public as a museum and is one of the UK's most prestigious venues for evening events.
In 2006 the first Bond girl Hollywood star Ursula Andress celebrated her 70th birthday on Britannia.
On 29 July 2011, a cocktail party was held on board the Britannia for Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband-to-be Mike Tindall to celebrate their upcoming wedding.

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