Saturday, May 2, 2015

Three Cunard Queens Celebrate the Royal Birth

Cunard’s Three Queens heading for Southampton

Cunard Line's Three Queens - flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – are sailing together today (Saturday) toward Southampton where on Sunday they will arrive together to mark the start of Cunard’s 175th anniversary year.

Today, however, at noon they welcomed the new Royal Baby with a simultaneous sounding of the ships’ whistles (foghorns).

Cunard said that following the time-honored Magpie rhyme beginning "One for sorrow, Two for joy," the fleet sounded their whistles three times in unison, "Three for a girl (Four for a boy)."

Commodore of the Fleet and Master of Queen Victoria, Christopher Rynd said: “Cunard’s Three Queens are gathering in Southampton on Sunday to inaugurate the company’s 175 anniversary year in the UK. How wonderful to have the opportunity, at the same time, to celebrate the arrival of the new Royal baby girl, the fourth in line to the throne. On behalf of everyone at Cunard we would like to wish their Royal Highnesses all the happiness that a new arrival brings.”

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