Zara Phillip’s Rehearsal Cocktail Party

Zara Phillip’s Rehearsal Cocktail Party

Zara Phillip’s Rehearsal Cocktail Party
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Zara Phillip’s Rehearsal Cocktail Party

In late July of 2011, the royal family converged in Edinburgh for Zara Phillips wedding to Mike Tindall. The cocktail party the night before the ceremony was held on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The boat used to be the personal yacht of the Queen, in service from 1954 to 1997. Britannia's maiden voyage was to Malta, carrying Princess Anne and Prince Charles to their parents, who were living on the island at the time. According to Peter Hennessy, the yacht was meant to be a nuclear bunker for the Queen, should the need arise: "It was her floating nuclear bunker... it would lurk in the sea lochs on the north-west coast of Scotland; the mountains would shield it from the Soviet radar and at night it would go quietly from one sea loch to another."

Zara Phillip’s Rehearsal Cocktail Party
header-text Worn On: July 29, 2011
Location: Edinburgh, Europe, Scotland
Event: Candid and/or Paparazzi, Private, Weddings
Venue: Royal Yacht Britannia
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