Royal Princess Naming Ceremony Live from Southampton, England with The Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Princess AtriumCheck it out! On Thursday, June 13 The Duchess of Cambridge will be in Southampton, England to serve as the Royal Princess’ Godmother – the newest addition to Princess Cruises’ fleet. And I will be there in person to see the longtime maritime tradition of breaking a champagne bottle on the bow of the ship and you can watch it live online at 11:30 am UK/ 6:30 am ET / 3:30am PT (I know it’s early for Americans). Also on hand will be British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield who will perform “Unwritten” at the inaugural ceremony.

Many British ship-naming traditions will take place including, a blessing of the vessel by The Duchess, a performance by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) and a performance by the pipers of the Irish Guards so it should be fun to see.

Did you know: Princess has a long history of notable Godmothers who have helped christen ships, including Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher and Sophia Loren, among others. More information can be found at:

About Royal Princess:
Royal Princess will depart on her maiden voyage on June 16 to Barcelona, beginning a season of Mediterranean cruises.  In the fall, the ship will sail in the Eastern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale. The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship. Among the special features found on board will be a dramatic atrium, the social hub of the ship; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the new Princess Live! television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.

More information and video previews of the ship are available at




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