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Queen Elizabeth Commissions Aircraft Carrier with Her Name

Queen Elizabeth Commissions Aircraft Carrier with Her Name”

But this aircraft carrier won't even begin trials of the F-35 jets that it was built to launch until next year.

"It has been an honour for us to create a cake for the Queen's commissioning ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth", said Duncan.

The cake, which weighed approximately 150kg, was presented to the Queen as part of the commissioning ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth.

The Queen, 91, said that the warship embodied the best of British technology and innovation. "The most powerful and capable ship ever to raise the White Ensign, she will in the years and decades ahead represent the country's resolve on the global stage".

But now that HMS Queen Elizabeth is offiically a Royal Navy ship, what happens next?

Back home it will be tested alongside RFA Tidespring - a new tanker vessel which will travel around the globe refuelling HMS Queen Elizabeth and its fellow supercarrier HMS Prince of Wales.

The British monarch was accompanied by her daughter Princess Anne along with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Xinhua news agency reported. "For the next half a century both carriers will advance our interests around the globe, providing the most visible symbol of our intent and commitment to protect the United Kingdom from intensifying threats, wherever they may come from".



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