HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: 16 spectacular photos show what it looked like as Royal Navy returned to Portsmouth after seven months

HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned to Portsmouth after her first operational mission.

Thursday, 9th December 2021, 6:11 pm

The carrier has spent seven months at sea on a deployment that has seen her travel to the Far East – visiting countries such as Japan and South Korea.

Crowds lined the seafront in Old Portsmouth as well as packed the Round Tower to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth home.

Our photographer Alex Shute as well as the Royal Navy’s own photographers were on hand to capture the moment Queen Elizabeth arrived back.

You can see the photos in our gallery below.

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