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Britain considers yacht gift for Queen Jubilee

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Britain considers yacht gift for Queen Jubilee

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth might be getting a new yacht for her Diamond Jubilee – but Prime Minister David Cameron says it would be built with private not public money.

The Queen is said to have cried when the royal yacht Britannia was decommissioned in 1997.

A new one funded by taxpayers is not seen as appropriate in austerity-hit Britain.