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

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

Thursday, 7th December 2017, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:35 am
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

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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