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Platinum plaudits from the Queen during Jubilee voyage
8:00am Saturday 23rd June 2012 in Local news
A couple celebrating their platinum wedding anniver-sary were surprised to be presented with a letter of congratulations from the Queen by the ship’s captain.
Irene and Dennis Robinson were aboard the Ocean Countess on a Jubilee cruise sailing to Fort William and the Scottish Islands.
The cruise line arranged for the master of the ship, Cpt Dimitris Ntaoutis, to present the couple with a letter of congratulations from the Queen on their 70th wedding anniversary.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages marketing manager Mike Hall said: “We were delighted the couple decided to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with us at the same time as we celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cruising up to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
“The ship visited Fort William, the largest ship to do so, which again saw many admirers on the shoreline catching the historic moment. The couple told us that the most amazing thing about their marriage was longevity and good health, with respect for each other... plus a little bit of give and take.”
The ship was waved off from Liverpool on May 29. The Earl and Lady Derby were among those gathered on the Liverpool quayside giving the Jubilee cruise an appropriate send-off complete with red, white and blue rocket confetti, music and cheering.