AS IT HAPPENED: The Queen formally commissions HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy

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Her Majesty the Queen has visited Portsmouth today to formally commission Britain’s most powerful warship ever into the Royal Navy.

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Her Majesty The Queen takes the salute at the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Royal Navy

Her Majesty The Queen takes the salute at the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Royal Navy