By DAVID STRINGER and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
Submitted by: Kevin J. Ziruolo
Queen Denied New Yacht For Her Diamond Jubilee
[AP] Cameron's spokesmansaid it would not be appropriate for public funds to be spent on a new yacht during times of economic hardship. But he said the government would be supportive of private efforts to provide a new ship for the queen.
After 44 years in her service, the Royal Yacht Britannia sprang a leak and was decommissioned in 1997.
Replacing the yacht wasn't the Queen's idea.