Queen Elizabeth II, the luxury liner, ran aground on a sandbank this morning on her final voyage before being transformed into a floating hotel in Dubai.
There was embarrassment for a few regal moments as the ship was pulled off the sandbank.
A spokesperson declared that no one had been injured, just a little pride.
More on the final journey from Southampton to Dubai at this link.
British Queen to Retire in Dubai.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Planes drop 1m poppies on to the Dubai-bound QE2. Photograph courtesy of Chris Jackson/Getty Images and the Guardian at the above link.
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