HMS Prince of Wales boots up its power systems

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POWER systems for the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier have been switched on.

HMS Prince of Wales booted up its high voltage system – the first stage in beginning to fully power the 65,000-tonne, £3.1bn vessel.

She is the second of the two Queen Elizabeth-class ships.