Posted October 2nd, 2017, 01:42 PM
It is my guess that the new Cunard Ship will be named Queen Anne. Concerning your theory and what do I know about the British Monarchy since I'm an American citizen but does Elizabeth have to stay on as Queen until she dies? And isn't her son Charles next in line to take over as King? If your theory is right and Elizabeth does have the right to abdicate the throne and she does before the year 2022 and if her son Charles is not interested in becoming King then William becomes King and his wife becomes Queen and William's wife names the new Cunard Ship after herself with the name Queen Catherine would look interesting. Regards,Jerry
The Queen has stated she intends to stay true to her coronation vows and will never abdicate as Queen. A period of official regency, however, is a distinct possibility as she grows older and less able to keep up with the workload. In that situation, Prince Charles would become the ‘Prince Regent’ and effectively take over the Queen’s duties as ‘acting King’ to all intents and purposes.
There is zero chance Charles will abdicate the throne either - for all a small, vocal minority of hateful people keep pouring scorn on him, public opinion is still ultimately behind him. Even people who don’t like him generally realise that you don’t get a choice with monarchy, you have to take the good with the bad, as has always been the case. We’ve had popular and unpopular monarchs before, as well as objectively good and bad ones.
Ultimately the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have as many detractors as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, they just tend not to be as vocal about it. The D&D of Cambridge hardly ever make public appearances - a fraction of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s even now they’re in their 90s... even Prince Harry does more and he’s not even in line tho the throne at all!
In sept 2017 Cunard announced to build a new ship - ready for take-off in 2022.
But they didn't reveal its name yet. What do you think? Its internal name seems to be "Halifax".
Probably it will be a new Queen, standing in line with its predecessors to continue a
great tradition - so, we will get a "Queen X". But what is X?
As I remember, there weren't any further female members of the Royal family with the title "Queen" in near history - beside Elizabeth, Mary and Victoria. (They cannot call it "Queen Mum" and I do not believe in fantasy-names.)
Cunard would do very well to keep tradition - especially in naming their ships.
But it will take 5 years to reach 2022 and much things can happen.
What do you think about a "Queen Camilla" or a "Queen Catherine"?
When Kate and William feel to be ready, Elizabeth will probably abdicate in the end. (I know there is someone else).
But imagine the publicity! The young, all over admired, new Queen Catherine can launch
her own ship - like Queen Elizabeth did in 2010. It would combine tradition with modern elegance, to find a new young and fresh spirit.
But if nothing happens untill 2022, they will call it "Queen Ann" or "Queen Mary 3".
AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ?
Queen Elizabeth (II; Queen regnant; arguably the namesake of QE2 though the official line is that she’s the second “Queen Elizabeth”. The Queen did, in effect, name the ship after herself when she spoke at the launch though.)
Queen Elizabeth (consort to George VI, namesake of QE, 1940 and QE 2010)
Queen Mary (consort to George V, namesake of QM 1936)
Queen Alexandra (consort to Edward VII)
Queen Victoria (regnant, namesake of QV 2007)
Queen Adelaide (consort to William IV)
Queen Caroline (consort to George IV)
Queen Charlotte (consort to George III)
Queen Caroline (consort to George II)
Queen Anne (Queen regnant)
There’s plenty of further ‘queens’ to Choose from, but not all of them were popular or married to kings who are well remembered, many are obscure in popular culture.
Probably the only two on that list with any resonance would be Alexandra, the consort of Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII who was very popular at the time and well remembered, or Queen Anne, Queen I her own right and the first queen of Britain as a single country. Anne is probably the more likely as there’s already the Queen Anne suite on QM2...