On our final day in Edinburgh we visited the Royal Yacht Britannia.
We were surprised how basic the royal bedrooms are with tiny beds and not at all ornate. Below are photos of the Queen’s and Prince Philips’ bedrooms. (The teddy bears are scattered around the boat to give the kids an activity; it’s not Prince Philips’ teddy).
Prince Charles put the double bed in the below cabin for his honeymoon with Di — still very modest; our rooms in the Maldives were much nicer though we didn’t have quite so many manservants in tow. When on official duties, Britannia had more than 200 crew (including a Royal Marines marching band).
The state rooms on the other hand are amazing, especially the dining room (which incidentally the public can hire for private events). It would take 3 hours to prepare for a banquet (with rulers used to make sure the cutlery was in exactly the right place.)
The Drawing room has a very understated elegance.