New cruise palace to open

A new palais de cruise ships is opening on Alexandra Pier, but it will be called le Grand Quai rather than the Jetée Alexandra.

(Alexandra, for whom a street in Mile Ex is also named, was the wife of King Edward VII. She is said to have been so personally popular as Princess of Wales that when she developed a limp after a bout of rheumatic fever, society women started copying the “Alexandra limp”!)