The "godmother" Denny Farmer and the BBC's Robert Hall
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'Godmother' of the new Queen Elizabeth liner

Denny Farmer has been on more than 50 Cunard cruises and even met her husband on one, where he was working as an engineer.

She has been chosen as the "madrina" or "godmother" of the new Queen Elizabeth ship. It is a traditional Italian role, involving smashing a bottle of champagne on the bow before the ship is launched.

The Queen will do the same in Southampton when she officially names the ship and Denny will be there to watch.

She explains to Robert Hall how it feels to be so involved with the world famous liner.

  • 11 Oct 2010