The Queen and The Princess Royal sail on board historic Windermere steamer

Following a visit to Kendal, Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived in Bowness-on-Windermere for a cruise on the lake. They were greeted by large crowds and met staff from Windermere Lake Cruises on Bowness pier. MV Teal, the largest steamer ever built for the lake, hosted the two Royal guests on a cruise from Bowness-on-Windermere to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. It was the second time The Queen had travelled on board the Teal; on the first occasion, she sailed from Ambleside to Bowness with The Duke of Edinburgh in August 1956.

Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises, said: 'It is a tremendous honour to welcome The Queen back to Windermere and on board Teal, almost 60 years after her first visit. We are all very proud to have been asked to take part and to show both Her Majesty and The Princess Royal an iconic landscape which has not only captivated generations of visitors, but has also inspired some of the world's most renowned writers, artists and poets.'

 

 

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

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