WATCH: HMS Queen Elizabeth departs from Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth has left Portsmouth as it heads off for more trials.

Friday, 2nd February 2018, 2:38 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd February 2018, 2:43 pm
HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: LPhot Dan Rosenbaum FRPU(E)

Earlier the Royal Navy confirmed the 65,000-tonne carrier would be leaving the city at about 12.40pm.

Our reporter Tom Cotterill was at the Round Tower at the city’s seafront to capture the moment HMS Queen Elizabeth left.

After leaving the city she will be taking on rotary wing trials.

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The tests will see helicopters landing on and taking off from the supercarrier’s four-acre flight deck.