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Olympics sees the return of Cool Britannia

Everyone has been talking about Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics.

In the spirit of showcasing all that is British to a massive international audience, it's no surprise that the British Fashion Council got in on the act.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

22 Britannia Road

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson Penguin, HK$169

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

To Rule the Waves - How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

To Rule the Waves - How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

by Arthur Herman

Hodder, $150

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

No time wasted getting back in the swing

Mr Patten said arriving yesterday was the most exciting thing he had done since leaving aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia 15 months ago.

29 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Yacht dinner

Martin Lee Chu-ming and two unnamed Legco members have been invited for dinner with Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and Prince Charles on the Royal Yacht Britannia on Saturday.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Teak deck and splash of gold make Britannia fit for a king

It's fit for a king, it's the most exclusive apartment in Hong Kong, and no amount of money can buy it.

Just ask Prince Charles.

While local hotels may still have a room or two to spare, don't expect him to be taking any chances with mixed-up reservations now that his floating palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, has sailed in.

24 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Britannia's class act

Have you ever wondered what will happen to the Royal Yacht Britannia, after Chris Patten and Prince Charles sail out of Hong Kong on June 30 with their fingers pinched over their noses to avoid the smell of the Harbour? Will she sail straight to the scrap-heap? Will she remain in Britain, once she returns from her last trip to Asia? Will she never put to sea again?

19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Britannia gets ready to party

When the Royal Yacht Britannia sails from the harbour on its last mission on July 1 with Prince Charles and the Governor aboard, it may be heading for a new life under Virgin boss Richard Branson. As a result, if you feel like spending the money, you may soon be able to throw a party in the very spot where the heir to the throne waved farewell to Britain's last major colony.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Why Britain called 'Great'

JONATHAN Wall (South China Morning Post, April 21) is on the right track when he states that the ''Great'' in Great Britain refers to physical size rather than a value judgment, but his explanation is not entirely accurate.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Royal crew ill

NICOSIA: Almost 40 crew of the royal yacht Britannia, home to the Queen during her Cyprus visit, have fallen ill with a stomach upset, forcing a delay in its departure.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am