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UK Royals Lend Name To Airport, Cruise Ship, Again
Re-naming the facility Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal, will honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her long relationship with the airport. The Queen formally inaugurated the airport's first passenger terminal in 1955. Originally named the Europa Building, it was later named Terminal 2.
Opening in 1946 with just 62,000 passengers passing through, Heathrow was originally known as London Airport and the terminal was a temporary village of tents. Those tents gave way to prefabricated concrete villages prior to the opening of the old Terminal 2 that saw more than 70 million passengers in 2012.
In a similar effort to embrace and honor the past while looking ahead, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton recently performed the duties of Godmother to Princess Cruises' new Royal Princess at a dockside naming ceremony.
The third cruise ship is to be named Royal Princess; the last one was named by the late Diana, Princess of Wales in 1984.
Looking for more of what the new Heathrow Terminal 2 will offer? Check out this video: