The Government has reportedly decided not to commission a Royal Yacht using taxpayers' money.
This is something you might not have realised was of political importance, but it was a matter of hot debate in the House of Commons.
SNP's Angus MacNeil points out that China doesn't have a royal yacht. Several MPs point out to him that China doesn't have a royal family
-- Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) October 11, 2016
The idea behind the proposed yacht was to act as a spearhead for post-Brexit trade talks, but International Trade Minister Mark Garnier has said the Government had "no plans and has had no plans" to commission a replacement for the existing yacht, the Britannia.
Despite this, Garnier said he would be "very keen" to see a business plan for one, made by MPs.
There is a strong support for the idea from the Conservative Party, with more than 100 Tory MPs calling for a panel to be set up to examine the case for a new vessel. Suggestions from the group of MPs include the use of the UK's overseas aid budget to help run it.
The debate in Parliament attracted a lot of attention from the public, some of whom questioned the economic sense of the plan.
Cuts and austerity by the Tories are causing terrible suffering, now Tories want to cut aid to poorest countries and build new Royal Yacht?
-- Angela Rayner MP (@AngelaRayner) October 11, 2016
I don't think I could improve on the metaphor of MPs debating a Royal Yacht while the £ crashes.
-- Hellainovision (@scattermoon) October 11, 2016
So the tories go on about austerity yet a debate is going on about commissioning a royal yacht? We are a joke of a nation
-- MFH (@MattJohnson1875) October 11, 2016
Funniest thing would be if that Royal yacht costs more now after Brexit if we have to ship in parts.
-- Craig Chapple (@CraigChapple) October 11, 2016
Some think the Conservatives may have become out of touch.
"People think we're out of touch!"
"Slag off foreigners! Bring back the Royal Yacht!"
"Is that what normal people like?"
-- Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) October 11, 2016
Meanwhile others question why Theresa May has said Brexit cannot be debated in Parliament, yet the plans for a royal yacht can.
Parliament currently debating royal Yacht to boost UK post Brexit, but aren't allowed to debate #Brexit. UK is "The thick of it" on steroids
-- nick tolhurst (@nicktolhurst) October 11, 2016
Others don't mind the idea, however. Funny, that...
We should have a new royal yacht. As long as we can call it Boaty McBoatface as that reflects us as a nation better than Britannia.
-- TheBigGayFoodie (@TheBigGayAl) October 11, 2016