The Royal Yacht Britannia

Step on board Her Majesty’s Country House at Sea

Flying the ensign on the Royal Yacht Britannia © Simon Whaley

“When I saw the launch coming in, with its White Ensign fluttering in the wind, I was very happy inside and there were tears in my eyes. The Queen’s Yacht turned back for me, just for me!”

Those were the words of Yemen-born, London Bus Driver, Saleh Ali, when, in January 1986, the Scottish-built Royal Yacht…



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Simon Whaley

Simon Whaley


Bestselling author, writer and photographer. UK travel writer. Lives in the glorious Welsh Borders.