The Royal Yacht Britannia marks HM the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th Anniversary

On Monday 20th November Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip will celebrate their 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversary

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction, is marking the occasion by offering complimentary entry to couples who are also celebrating their own wedding anniversary that day.

Visitors during November can treat themselves to a special 70th Anniversary Champagne Cocktail, garnished with edible platinum, served in The Royal Deck Tea Room.

Special commemorative items are available at Britannia’s Gift Shop:

A beautiful deep purple Dunoon mug made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The elegant mug is embellished with 22-carat gold and features the silhouette of the royal couple on the front. £21.00

Limited edition of 1947 (Steiff decided on this number as 1947 was the year that the Royal couple were married) This Steiff bear is made from the finest grey mohair and is fully jointed. His paw pads are made from felt and on one the number ’70’ is added in Swarovski crystals. £169.00

The Royal Yacht Britannia is also searching to find one very special couple, who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year, to be given the ultimate royal experience including a private tour and Champagne cream tea on board.

Visitors to The Royal Yacht Britannia, which is permanently moored in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, can discover why this iconic ship played such a significant role in The Queen and The Duke’s long marriage.

Not only did the Royal Yacht prove to be the perfect royal residence for glittering state occasions, official receptions and honeymoons, the floating palace was also enjoyed by the Royal couple for family holidays sailing around the Western Isles in Scotland, making many happy memories on board their beloved Britannia.

The Queen famously described Britannia as “the one place I can truly relax”.

Travelling over a million nautical miles, Britannia called at over 600 ports in 135 countries and generated excitement and admiration throughout the world. A majestic symbol of the Commonwealth and a proud ambassador for Great Britain.

Britannia’s interior reflects the personal tastes, interests and style of The Queen and The Duke. In the words of Prince Philip in BBC documentary ‘Palace at Sea’ in 1995, “Britannia is special for a number of reasons. Almost every previous sovereign was responsible for building a church, a castle, a palace or just a house. The only comparable structure in the present reign is Britannia.”

*to gain free entry a wedding certificate/proof will be required.

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