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Diamond Jubilee: The Queen no longer rules the waves

Naval reviews have been held since 1415, when Henry V surveyed the fleet gathered for the invasion of France. In this century reviews have marked the coronation of George V in 1912, the mobilisation of the fleet in 1914, the coronation of George VI in 1937, the coronation of the present Queen in 1953, her silver jubilee in 1977 and the bicentenary of Trafalgar in 2005. The Queen’s golden jubilee was another casualty of defence cuts, with no review.

via Diamond Jubilee: The Queen no longer rules the waves – Telegraph.

So does it matter that we now can’t muster enough ships for a fleet review, something that has been part of royal moments for centuries? The Telegraph certainly thinks it does…