HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives back in Portsmouth from USA - as it happened

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived back in Portsmouth this morning. 

The Royal Navy carrier has spent the last couple of months across the pond in the east coast of America for Westlant 19. The trip saw British F-35B jets land on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The carrier was spotted off the British coast yesterday and today is also the first time she is docked alongside her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales. Here is how this morning unfolded:

HMS Queen Elizabeth docking in Portsmouth Naval Base alongside HMS Prince of Wales. Picture: Habibur Rahman

HMS Queen Elizabeth docking in Portsmouth Naval Base alongside HMS Prince of Wales. Picture: Habibur Rahman

HMS Queen Elizabeth will arrive back in Portsmouth today. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

HMS Queen Elizabeth will arrive back in Portsmouth today. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)