If you have ever wondered what The Queen’s bedroom looked like, then wonder no more. For here it is in all its glory – and it’s titchy. But then it’s not exactly a bedroom, more a luxurious cabin on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.
I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for some time. I took them on a recent visit to the yacht, which is now a tourist attraction, berthed at Ocean Terminal, Leith, just outside Edinburgh.
It is definitely worth a visit, if only to see how the other half lived.
You can just imagine Charles and Diana, in their day, and the rest of the family gathering in this gorgeous room for cocktails before dinner.
And speaking of dinner…well, I hardly have to explain the above picture. It’s the royal yacht’s fabulous dining room, with its gleaming cutlery and sparkling crystal, says it all. No Tandoori takeaways in here I’m guessing.
And this fabulous sweeping staircase is where The Queen would enter to greet her guests.
I have no idea who that lady is, but she’s standing at the bar where the ship’s officers would relax after a hard day running the vessel.
Below stairs – not quite so glam! This cramped space is where the Band of the Royal Marines’ musicians laid down their heads every night.
If you’re feeling really flush, and have a big function to organise, you can always hire out some of these grand rooms and live like a queen for a day.
Happy dreaming everyone,