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The Royal Yacht Britannia in 1960.

April 16, 1953: The Queen launches the Royal Yacht Britannia, her floating palace for 44 years

The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Royal Family’s ocean-going palace and a traveling embassy for the UK until 1997, was launched by the Queen in Scotland.

 
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