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Duchess of Cambridge names cruise ship Royal Princess in Southampton this morning

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Royal Princess has been named by Duchess of Cambridge

  • The Duchess named the vessel at Ocean Terminal in Dock Gate 4 in Southampton
  • Host of celebrities were on board for gala dinner last night
  • Natasha Bedingfield performed during the ceremony

  • Comments


    St Retford 9:41am Thu 13 Jun 13

    God I hope she's OK. She's so brave. It's almost as though Diana is back with us.

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    peenut81 9:49am Thu 13 Jun 13

    ''Off with her head''

    This country is slowly regressing back into a feudal state, I'm surprised we haven't suspended parliament and re-established the monarchy with the amount of pro -royalist fawning and propaganda in the last two years.

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    St Retford 9:55am Thu 13 Jun 13

    peenut81 wrote…


    ''Off with her head''

    This country is slowly regressing back into a feudal state, I'm surprised we haven't suspended parliament and re-established the monarchy with the amount of pro -royalist fawning and propaganda in the last two years.

    What are you talking about? I think the media has been perfectly balanced in its reporting. On the one hand we've been told about how wonderful the queen is because she loves her grand children but then on the other we've been told how wonderful the queen is because she loves her horses.

    I do wish you republicans would take your blinkers off.

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    Zootopian 9:57am Thu 13 Jun 13

    Whilst I hate to be picky, this is actually about the ship.

    There may be a royal coming to do something, but there's not even a picture of Kate above - it's all about the boat beside the cursory mention of Will's bird.

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    SaintAsh1964 10:03am Thu 13 Jun 13

    Ugly, the Ship not Kate.

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    St Retford 10:16am Thu 13 Jun 13

    Zootopian wrote…


    Whilst I hate to be picky, this is actually about the ship.

    There may be a royal coming to do something, but there's not even a picture of Kate above - it's all about the boat beside the cursory mention of Will's bird.

    You're right. I'm a little uneasy about this ship, to be honest. At a time in which people are worried about rising sea levels, surely it's just downright irresponsible to stick a giant great ship in the middle of the ocean, thus pushing water levels up even further?

    I just hope the likes of Christopher Biggins and Des O'Connor can sleep at night, knowing their night out has come at a cost of several Pacific islands.

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    hulla baloo 10:30am Thu 13 Jun 13

    That huge rise in sea level caused by the ship is counter balanced by the excessive amount of fish that are caught and removed.

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    OSPREYSAINT 10:37am Thu 13 Jun 13

    peenut81 wrote…


    ''Off with her head''

    This country is slowly regressing back into a feudal state, I'm surprised we haven't suspended parliament and re-established the monarchy with the amount of pro -royalist fawning and propaganda in the last two years.

    I am not convinced that this would be worse than a Coalition Government or a US style Presidential system, and definitely not worse than a Fascist or Communist state. Cromwell tried and got it badly wrong, others have tried, none have succeeded. I think the Status Quo will have to do for now.

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    TheBestEcho 10:43am Thu 13 Jun 13

    Why is the Duchess of Cambridge naming it when she isn't from Southampton?

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    mbetts 10:46am Thu 13 Jun 13

    It looks like a Council Estate on water, bit top heavy for my liking!

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    OSPREYSAINT 11:25am Thu 13 Jun 13

    TheBestEcho wrote…


    Why is the Duchess of Cambridge naming it when she isn't from Southampton?

    Why not? The ship isn't British either, it isn't going to be using Southampton, and was built in Italy, I suspect that publicity has something to do with it but I could be wrong.

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    OSPREYSAINT 11:29am Thu 13 Jun 13

    St Retford wrote…


    Zootopian wrote…


    Whilst I hate to be picky, this is actually about the ship.

    There may be a royal coming to do something, but there's not even a picture of Kate above - it's all about the boat beside the cursory mention of Will's bird.
    You're right. I'm a little uneasy about this ship, to be honest. At a time in which people are worried about rising sea levels, surely it's just downright irresponsible to stick a giant great ship in the middle of the ocean, thus pushing water levels up even further?

    I just hope the likes of Christopher Biggins and Des O'Connor can sleep at night, knowing their night out has come at a cost of several Pacific islands.

    I hope they didn't share a Cabin either!

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    kingnotail 11:38am Thu 13 Jun 13

    Abolish the monarchy and give us a real democracy.

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    rightway 11:48am Thu 13 Jun 13

    I wonder if the celebs will get to meet any of the third world employees.

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    St Retford 11:55am Thu 13 Jun 13

    I just hope Kate is ok in the wind. Sometimes it blows her hair over her face and she'll have to sweep it out of the way using an elegant brush of her radiant hand. And in her condition too. By god please let her be ok.

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    OSPREYSAINT 12:08pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    kingnotail wrote…


    Abolish the monarchy and give us a real democracy.

    Emigrate ingrate.

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    burgerboy 12:11pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    peenut81 wrote…


    ''Off with her head''

    This country is slowly regressing back into a feudal state, I'm surprised we haven't suspended parliament and re-established the monarchy with the amount of pro -royalist fawning and propaganda in the last two years.
    I am not convinced that this would be worse than a Coalition Government or a US style Presidential system, and definitely not worse than a Fascist or Communist state. Cromwell tried and got it badly wrong, others have tried, none have succeeded. I think the Status Quo will have to do for now.

    I think The Status Quo are a load of cr*p,all their music is the same boring old tune just different words.

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    St Retford 12:18pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    Cor! It looks like the Trafford Centre inside.

    Luxury doesn't begin to cover it.

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    OSPREYSAINT 12:26pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    rightway wrote…


    I wonder if the celebs will get to meet any of the third world employees.

    I suspect she would care more about the Crew than you do, 1.346 jobs on board, I doubt if many will be complaining however poorly they appear to be paid.

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    OSPREYSAINT 12:28pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    burgerboy wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    peenut81 wrote…


    ''Off with her head''

    This country is slowly regressing back into a feudal state, I'm surprised we haven't suspended parliament and re-established the monarchy with the amount of pro -royalist fawning and propaganda in the last two years.
    I am not convinced that this would be worse than a Coalition Government or a US style Presidential system, and definitely not worse than a Fascist or Communist state. Cromwell tried and got it badly wrong, others have tried, none have succeeded. I think the Status Quo will have to do for now.
    I think The Status Quo are a load of cr*p,all their music is the same boring old tune just different words.

    You are entitled to think that, but I happen to think they are great, real music ceased in 1989 except for a few dinosaurs that still keep it alive.

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    aldermoorboy 12:54pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    Good news for Southampton.

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    OSPREYSAINT 1:02pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    Quote: A photo of the Irish Guards Band performing on the dockside during the ceremony. Looks like Royal Marines to me.

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    taxi driver in southampton 1:08pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    St Retford wrote…


    God I hope she's OK. She's so brave. It's almost as though Diana is back with us.

    Are you taking the ****. what's up with you, "I hope she's ok so brave" she's naming a ship not building it.

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    burgerboy 1:23pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Quote: A photo of the Irish Guards Band performing on the dockside during the ceremony. Looks like Royal Marines to me.

    You sure it's not Status Quo.(;o).

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    OSPREYSAINT 1:40pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    burgerboy wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Quote: A photo of the Irish Guards Band performing on the dockside during the ceremony. Looks like Royal Marines to me.
    You sure it's not Status Quo.(;o).

    It's a good disguise if it is, I think their instruments need a special check.

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    OSPREYSAINT 1:42pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    Well all it needs now is a cunningly placed iceberg and we could have a real news story.

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    stillhere 3:22pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    Quote HAMPSHIRE's chief constable Andy Marsh has just arrived dockside in his uniform Unquote.
    A quick survey follows.
    I am please to see that my taxes are being spent on him attending this function hosted by a private business because the Chief constable and his party needed to be there to
    1.protect a senior member of royalty,
    2.catch villains and reduce crime,
    3.to show empathy with those of his staff who are dealing with the aftermath of austerity or
    4.some other reason.

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    OSPREYSAINT 3:42pm Thu 13 Jun 13

    stillhere wrote…


    Quote HAMPSHIRE's chief constable Andy Marsh has just arrived dockside in his uniform Unquote.
    A quick survey follows.
    I am please to see that my taxes are being spent on him attending this function hosted by a private business because the Chief constable and his party needed to be there to
    1.protect a senior member of royalty,
    2.catch villains and reduce crime,
    3.to show empathy with those of his staff who are dealing with the aftermath of austerity or
    4.some other reason.

    Be quiet peasant, have you never heard of Privilege of Rank. Show some respect. lol

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