Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Get Ready for a Royal Rendezvous Thursday Night

No, Prince William and Kate Middleton are not staying at the Ritz Carlton, but there will be fireworks downtown because of some royal shenanigans.

Three Cunard ships, the Queen Mary, the Queen Victoria, and the newly launched Queen Elizabeth will all set sail Thursday night, and before they depart our glorious city they will meet in the Harbor and pose with their equally regal friend, the Statue of Liberty, as a fireworks extravaganza dazzles the night sky. The ships, which comprise the entire Cunard fleet, will gather at 6 p.m. The fireworks, a Grucci production, are scheduled for 6:45.

We will have spectacular views from our little corner of the world; it’s even an incentive to work late tomorrow night. The folks at Cunard have identified some great views, and we couldn’t agree more:

Battery Park
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
The Esplanade
Hudson River Park

The event is dubbed “The Meeting of the Queens,” forcing me to ask, "Will Queen Elizabeth tweet about this event?"

Photo of fireworks over the Statue of Liberty in honor of Dr. Ruth’s 80th birthday. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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