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A maritime monarch

14 September 2022

As well as being Master of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, the late Queen was patron of several maritime charities, and came from a generation where voyaging by sea was more common than by air. As the UK looks back at the monarch's life and achievements, we remember a few maritime moments

On 27 April 1937, a Princess Elizabeth (centre) is present for the opening of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich  

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Image: Wikimedia Commons

A wave to welcoming crowds as the Queen leaves the Royal rowbarge Gloriana.

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Image: Maritime UK

Gloriana (below) takes part in the 2012 flotilla on the River Thames in London to celebrate the monarch's Diamond Jubilee. The boat flies the flags of the home nations of the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as the flag of the City of London, the flag of Cornwall and the Royal Ensign. The vessel is emblazoned with the heraldic devices of the monarch and the Admiralty.  


Image: Nautilus International

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to mark 70 years of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 6 March 2018 in London, alongside IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim. 

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Image: Wikimedia Commons/IMO


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