WATCH: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives back in Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived back in Portsmouth this afternoon after undergoing a second period of sea trials.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 1:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:14 pm
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns back to her home base. Picture: Royal Navy/Ministry of Defence

The 65,000-tonne behemoth had been scheduled to arrive back in the city between 1.20pm and 2pm.

The £3.1bn, 280m ship visit first arrived in August – with a rapturous welcome from thousands of people who lined the city’s harbour to wave her and her crew in.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth returns back to her home base. Picture: Royal Navy/Ministry of Defence

Queen Elizabeth is due to be formally commissioned into the navy on December 7.

The ceremony will be attended by the Queen, high profile politicians and military top brass.

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns back to her home base. Picture: Royal Navy/Ministry of Defence