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Cunards New Ship Named by Her Majesty

It has been announced that the Queen will be naming Cunards new cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth. On October 11th there will be a naming ceremony in Southampton for the new ship, a day before its’ maiden voyage.

This is not the first time the Queen has launched a Cunard cruise ship, in 1967 as a princess she introduced the Queen Elizabeth 2 and in 2004 named the Queen Mary 2, Cunards current flagship. This will also be the third Cunard ship with the name Queen Elizabeth.

Cunard are very honoured to have Her Majesty involved with the naming of their new cruise liner. However, Her Majesty the Queen is not the only royal to be involved in launching a Cunard cruise ship. In December 2007 the Duchess of Cornwall named the Queen Victoria, in 1955 the Carinthia was named by Princess Margaret and in 1938 the Queen Elizabeth ship was launched by the late Queen Mother.