Royal visit for Cunard’s QM2

//Royal visit for Cunard’s QM2

princessann1.jpgWe’re still waiting for Cunard (or Buckingham Palace) to confirm the identity of the person who will be naming Queen Elizabeth in October. Everyone knows who it should be, but it could be a few more weeks yet before we know for certain.
Her Majesty is on a State Visit to Canada this week, and she will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York next Tuesday, so she probably has other things on her mind just now.
The Palace Press Office will only announce Royal engagements up to eight weeks in advance, so we could be left guessing for a little while longer.
But that doesn’t stop Cunard keeping up its tradition of Royal events, and last weekend the Princess Royal was welcomed on board Queen Mary 2 in Southampton to celebrate 75 years of the Mission to Seafarers in the city.
The Princess, who is President of the Mission, was accompanied by director Martin Sandford and chairman Robert Wood and in the picture above they are being led into the Queens Room, appropriately enough, by Gun Sukwanna, QM2’s social hostess.
PS: Don’t tell anyone, but the Mission to Seafarers has been operating in Southampton for only 10 years; until 2000 the organisation, founded in 1856, was known as the Mission to Seamen.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:24+00:00 29 June 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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