1901 - Duke & Duchess of York Arrive from Colonial Tour
1st November. The Duke and Duchess of York arrived at Portsmouth at the conclusion of their Colonial tour aboard “Ophir”, temporarily serving as a Royal Yacht. (“Ophir” was an Orient liner). The tour had taken 8 months and the Duke and Duchess were met by the King and Queen on their return. The Channel Squadron was anchored at Spithead and, with the ships in the dockyard, it was said to have been an imposing naval pageant.