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Malcolm Lewis
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As reported in The Guardian this week (see internet version) –
The debate has found little sway with the royal family, it seems. Princess Anne, naming the new Hull-based trawler, smashed the traditional bottle of champagne against it as she said: “I name this ship Kirkella. And may God bless her and all who sail in her.”
Her Royal Highness has the Royal Navy rank of Admiral.