The Britannia was built in 1953 and retired in 1997.
The boat was luxurious without seeming ostentatious.
In addition to carrying the royal family, it included marines and sailors - some of whom had to store 21 different uniforms (plus band instruments!) in a tiny space.
Even the engine room was pristine!
Since there was a tea room on board, Mom and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to dine onboard a royal yacht. We had Edinburgh tea
and a slice of chocolate cake.
We expected the cake to be dry, but it was phenomenally good. Quite delicious!