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Old 09-16-2015, 09:11 AM
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They just said that they reserved one for her not that she ordered one. They are just name dropping.


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I agree, I think they are attempting to use her name for free publicity.

Its not that I don't see her get a Bentley, she obviously has the Bentley State Limousine, as well as the Bentley Mulsanne that she regularly uses. Its just that, to me. the Bentayga just does not appear up her street.
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You have to admit though that out of all the people in the world, even if this is just name dropping, it says a lot about how The Queen is regarded.

I think most of us know that HM is not and never will be an extravagant person and has a reputation for being frugal so it does seem iffy that she would need another vehicle besides the ones that are already in use.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:49 AM
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How about giving The Queen a new Royal Yacht?
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How about giving The Queen a new Royal Yacht?
Now that would be an absolutely grand gesture I think. Somehow I think that would make for a very big grin ear to ear for HM.
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How about giving The Queen a new Royal Yacht?
Who would pay for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep?
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Who would pay for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep?
Most likely if the Queen was gifted with a brand new royal yacht, the cost of the upkeep and the maintenance and the paychecks for the crew would have to come out of the Queen's own pocket as I really doubt that there would be much advantage to having the yacht to provide transportation for the royal family and the official duties they need to get to.

Once again, as frugal as the Queen is, I don't see it ever happening but she would totally love the idea of it though.

Now someone giving her the loan of a yacht for a seafaring getaway for her and Philip would be a grand idea especially if all the costs were included.
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Might Cameron have to regret letting the Royal Train go?
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Of course, I am sure it's not the whole story, but, sad. Queen's Jaguar dealer is driven off the road saddening The Queen | Daily Mail Online
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Banquets, paddling pools and cucumber sandwiches: life aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia*

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I support this proposal to bring Britannia back.
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Why?

It is massively expensive to run.

There isn't the need for a floating home anymore as tours are generally a week or two and with the speed of flying these days there isn't the need for somewhere to unwind.

It isn't going to happen as the government that decided to do that would be voted out of office very quickly.
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Is Boris Johnson really thinking that in the third millennium, with internet, social media, et al, Britain's shrinking post-Brexit influence is halted by the sight of the Brittannia sailing into the port of Lisbon or something?
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I'll believe it when I see it. I think this idea comes back every few years. Wasn't there going to be a new yacht for the jubilee too? I remember reading the same things about how it was going to be financed privately, etc.

I'm sure it was nice to sail in, but I doubt that there was enough utility to justify the expense. Britannia was launched in an era where most overseas travel was still done by ship. But even ten years later the jet had completely changed international travel, and it was only able to be used as a residence for visits to coastal cities (which tend to have the most ample accommodations). If there was really a decline in trade agreements starting in 1997 because of the absence of the yacht, I suspect we'd be hearing firm figures rather than hazy memories about how wonderful the good old days were.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:58 AM
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Given the billions needed to bring BP into the 20th century (that isn't a typo by the way) and even more to bring it into the present there is simply no money for a new 'home' for the BRF.
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