The Queen reciprocated by entertaining the representatives of host countries aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. At formal dinners, the long wooden table could fit 28 guests at a seated dinner. Multiple smaller tables on the side of the room could be pulled out and set so that the room could host up to 96 people for dinner. For a cocktail reception the area could accommodate as many as 300 guests.
Royal Yacht Britannia traveled with a full staff of maids, waiters, kitchen staff, Royal Navy sailors, engineers, and others essential to the smooth operation of the vessel.
Operating as a tourist attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia keeps its table set with place cards that reveal names of the famous who had come aboard to dinner. Among them: Tony Blair, Winston Churchill, and Bill Clinton. Today the ship is available for private events.