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Queen on the Royal Yacht Britannia, 1972

A series of portraits of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh taken on the Royal Yacht Britannia on this day in 1972, in honour of the Queen and Duke’s Silver Wedding Anniversary that year as they made their way to Mauritius at the end of a long tour of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Maldives, and the Seychelles. The photographs show the Royal Couple on deck, viewing the ocean, at Dinner, with her Secretary after dinner, and Opening Parliament in Mauritius, for which the Queen wore the Vladimir Tiara.

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