By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 01:32 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 01:32 BST, 2 May 2021
A new national flagship costing up to £200 million is to be named after the Duke of Edinburgh, it was claimed last night.
Reports said the ship was expected to be named HMS Prince Philip and would boost British trade and drive investment in the UK's economy.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The claims sparked speculation that the new vessel would be seen as a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia, controversially decommissioned by Tony Blair in 1997.
But a Number 10 spokesman stressed last night there were no plans for a new Royal yacht.
They also declined to comment on reports that an announcement by Boris Johnson could come within weeks.
A new national flagship costing up to £200 million is to be named after the Duke of Edinburgh, it was claimed last