|QE Captin Julian Burgess President and MD of Cunard Peter Shanks HRH The Princess Royal- May 23 2012.|
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth in Southampton on Wednesday May 23, 2012.
Princess Anne attended in her capacity as Patron of Sea Vision UK and launched the Skills, Education and Awareness (SEA) programme, connecting young people with the maritime sector and the career opportunities it offers. This Secondary School initiative is accompanied by a STEM Passport (Marine), recording ‘world of work’ activity undertaken. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Also attending were the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, and Shipping Minister, The Hon Mike Penning.
Peter Shanks, Managing Director and President of Cunard Line and Captain Julian Burgess welcomed Her Royal Highness aboard. She was greeted by enthusiastic crew members in the Grand Lobby before touring the ship, including the bridge, and signing the visitor’s book. She then unveiled a plaque to commemorate her presence on board.