I'm not sure how much time Queen Lizzy has for yachting when she's busy tapping the clock and looking expectantly at Kate Middleton's stomach, but the Daily Mail has launched a campaign to deliver a new "mega-yacht" to the Royal Family before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next June. This might be one of the Mail's most fantastical articles ever.
They've dubbed the mega-yacht the "FSP21" -- that's Future Ship Project 21st Century -- and claim that the taxpayer won't have to cough up a penny, with the bulk of the £80 million being donated by private investors. Apparently several companies and private individuals have already pledged money for the construction -- or could that be the Mail drumming up a bit interested around their stunt?
Trailing just behind yachts from Roman Abramovich and Dubai's ruler, blueprints for the imaginarily-mammoth FSP21 have been drawn up, showing a helipad, and the ability to fit a mini-submarine, sailboat, two buses (?!) and bikes onboard. It'll certainly be just the ticket for Prince Philip to get his legs out on.