To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to have the new Royal Yacht manned by the Royal Navy.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
17 September 2021
The National Flagship is not a direct replacement for HMY Britannia and therefore, will not be a Royal Yacht. The National Flagship will be crewed by the Royal Navy and is expected to be in service for around 30 years.