HMS Queen Elizabeth to leave Portsmouth today

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HMS Queen Elizabeth will leave Portsmouth today for the first time.

The Royal Navy has confirmed HMS Queen Elizabeth will leave the city this afternoon.

The 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier’s departure comes as she embarks on sea trials.

In a tweet posted at 8am, the Royal Navy said: ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth will sail today from Portsmouth. She is due to pass the Round Tower at 1300.’

Thousands flocked to the seafront to witness her homecoming in August.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready to leave Portsmouth to resume sea trials.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready to leave Portsmouth to resume sea trials.