In my opinion the old Royal Yacht Britannia was withdrawn from service far too soon. In these days of restoration restoration restoration, surely it would have been prudent and more cost effective to keep the old lady (the ship not HMQ) afloat and continue to fly the flag around the world, a job she was so admirably equipped to do so.
Is it April the first? If there is money to spare to pay for a new Royal Yacht, then spend that money on a new Carrier for the Royal Navy/Royal Air Force. Yes combine the two services and save on aircraft too. (Royal Nairforce?)
Well, it would create jobs - unless the Germans get the contract.
They always got over objections to taxpayer funding of Britannia by saying it would be used as a hospital ship in time of war, except that it wasn't sent to the Falklands.
But, it wasn't scrapped, it's a visitor attraction in Edinburgh, so it must have been at least partially restored. We should commandeer it before they get independence.