May 21, 2007

Cunard frustrated over Queen not committing to QE"'s 40th

The reports Cunard are getting frustrated with the Queen over QE"'s 40th:

"There is uncertainty in shipping circles about whether the Queen will take up her invitation to mark the 40th anniversary of the QE2, the ship she launched on the Clyde in 1967.

Cunard has asked her but, with the date of the anniversary approaching, Buckingham Palace has yet to make up its mind.

Royal reluctance may be due to the fact that the Queen named another cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, three years ago.

“She got slightly railroaded into that, which might explain her hesitation now,” I am told. “Cunard are tearing their hair out because there is so much to organise if she comes, and they don’t know if she will.” "

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