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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration, ​Royal Yacht Britannia, 4th of June

The Queens’ Platinum Jubilee 

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.​

It will be a time of celebration not just for our monarch but for the country as a whole, as we come together to mark this historic occasion.​

​With events scheduled all over the UK from street parties to concerts,  we have planned a very special evening at a venue that has always been very close to Her Majesty’s heart, The Royal Yacht Britannia.​

​The RYB was always regarded as a haven for The Queen and her family to escape to – when time permitted. Commissioned by King George VI – The Queen’s father – in 1952, it was decommissioned in 1997. Over the years dignitaries and celebrities have dined on board, from Winston Churchill to Elizabeth Taylor. ​

​What better place to celebrate than on this magnificent vessel.

A Black Tie Gala dinner

With exclusive use of The Royal Yacht, guests will find the same high standards today as when Britannia was in Royal service. The evening will start with a red-carpet welcome followed by Champagne and canapés in the ship’s drawing-room. Our pianist will entertain during the reception on Britannia’s original grand piano. The piano has been played by notable guests including Sir Noël Coward, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana.​

​Then you will enjoy a guided tour, where you have access to Britannia’s five decks, and a unique insight into the history of the Royal Yacht and how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board. ​

​Remember to ask why all the clocks on board are set to 3.05pm. 

Dinner in the State Dining Room

The sense of occasion builds as dinner is announced. The grand mahogany doors are opened to reveal the magnificent candlelit State Dining Room. ​

​Using the finest, seasonal ingredients, the menus are created in the original Royal Galley and served by Britannia’s expert butlers. To complete your sumptuous 4 – course meal the chefs will be creating a very special dessert to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee 

Dancing by Moonlight on the Royal Deck

After dinner you will adjourn to  Royal Deck to dance until the early hours accompanied by a swing band, reminiscent of a distant and dare we say it more glamourous era.​

​Historically, the Royal Deck was used by the Royal Family to host drinks receptions in sunny climes, but we think this fabulous space with floor to ceiling glass window is perfect for your after-dinner entertainment.​

​Then when all the dancing is done, we will be ready to take you back to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

There are two options for your luxury accommodation.

The Intercontinental Hotel

5* Elegance

A grand hotel since 1881 a collection of fine Georgian townhouses make up the InterContinental Edinburgh The George.  The George is one of the three Grand Old Ladies of Edinburgh in terms of hotels, The Balmoral and The Caledonian being the other two. ​

​Located on George Street you are within easy walking distance of Princess Street at the foot of Castle Hill. The newly opened St James shopping centre which boasts premium brand like Louis Vuitton​

Over the past two hundred years this elegant hotel has been enjoyed by literary legends such as the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns and author Sir Walter Scott, as well as celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Kylie Minogue.​

​The stylish Superior Rooms are warm and inviting.  We can arrange additional night’s accommodation to turn this into a longer break or upgrades to rooms if you wish.

The Ocean Mist 

Luxury Floating Yacht

Ocean Mist started life in 1919 built in George Browns Garvel Shipyard and was intended to be used as a minesweeper for the Admiralty.  Now she is new Luxury Floating Hotel, located ten minutes from The Royal Yacht Britannia.​

​Staying on board will take you back  to the classic style of the 1920’s but with 21st Century home comforts. You can  relax in your elegant cabin before partaking in an exquisitely made cocktail or sip a glass of vintage fizz from a delicate champagne saucer or maybe a malt whisky from your favourite distillery in The Castle Bar  which has amazing 360-degree views of the historic Water of Leith from Edinburgh Castle to The Victoria Swing Bridge ​

​Each cabin is unique in design and has a story to tell. With only 17 Cabins you will feel as though you are part of an intimate House Party. 

Provisional itinerary

4th June 

​3.00pm Check in at your accommodation ​

6.30pm  Gather in the Foyer of your hotel for transfer to the Royal Yacht Britannia ​

7.00pm Red Carpet arrival at the Royal Yacht Britannia ​

​Champagne and Canape Reception​

Guided Showround of the Yacht​

​8.15pm Call to dinner in the State Dinning Room ​

​Four course dinner served ​

​10.30pm Dinner ends ​

10.45pm Dancing by Moonlight on the Royal Deck ​

01.00am Carriages​

01.30am Arrive back at your accommodation ​

5th June 

​07.00am – 10.30am Breakfast ​

12.00pm Check-out

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations on the Royal Yacht Britannia ​

  • Royal Invitations – a personalised invitation card​
  • Red carpet welcome as you are piped on board the Royal Yacht Britannia ​
  • Champagne & canapés by the grand piano in the Queen’s Drawing Room​
  • Guided showround of the Britannia by historians​
  • A superb four-course dinner with accompanying wines in the State Dining Room​
  • Souvenir menus​
  • After-dinner dancing on the Royal Deck with a Swing Band (cash bar)​
  • Transfers between the Royal Yacht Britannia and your chosen luxury  accommodation​
  • One night’s accommodation, including breakfast* at your chosen luxury accommodation ( additional nights can be added)​
  • Event managers to look after you throughout the evening.​

Price per person 

With the 5* Intercontinental  £569 + vat 

With the Ocean Mist  £530 + vat

*Ocean Mist continental breakfast 

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Jubilee Celebrations on the RYB