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The world's oldest tea clipper City of Adelaide was given a royal send off on Friday at a ceremony in Greenwich ahead of its return to South Australia.

cuttysarknew1.JPGThe Cutty Sark Trust's director Richard Doughty has spoken out against claims by The Victorian Society that the ship's eye catching makeover did not have the historic clipper's best interests at its heart.

The six year, £50million restoration project which raised the vessel almost three metres into the air and encased the lower portion in glass, was awarded Building Design Online's Carbuncle Cup for "tragically defiling the thing it set out to save," coinciding with a damning reaction from The Victorian Society's director Chris Costelloe.

cuttysarknew1.JPGAfter almost six years under wraps, a devastating fire and a £50million pound restoration project, Cutty Sark has emerged fit for a Queen.

Tomorrow morning the Queen will officially reopen the historic clipper with the duke of Edinburgh who has been president of the Cutty Sark Trust since 1951.

cutty sark142 .JPGThe largest collection of merchant navy figureheads in the world will be displayed in its entirety when the Cutty Sark reopens to the public on April 26.

More than 80 have been installed in the dry berth under the ship with the historic clipper's own prow decoration Nannie providing the centrepiece.

cutt sark 142.JPGThe Cutty Sark is to reopen on April 26 after five years of extensive restoration.

The historic Greenwich based clipper which has undergone work costing in excess of £50million now rests 12 feet above its dry dock with a museum and cafe below.