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Duchess boards RIB in Portsmouth

The Duchess boards a RIB in Portsmouth Credit: ITV

Ready to board a RIB. The Duchess of Cambridge is in Portsmouth today to launch two sailing projects. She arrived at the home of Sir Ben Ainslie's racing this morning. She spent time speaking to children hoping to sail for the first time this summer - with the 1851 Trust - of which she's the Royal Patron. The Trust aims to encourage young people into the marine industry.

Warm welcome for Duchess of Cambridge in Portsmouth

The Duchess of Cambridge is in Portsmouth today to launch two sailing projects. She arrived at the home of Sir Ben Ainslie's racing this morning. She spent time speaking to children hoping to sail for the first time this summer - with the 1851 Trust - of which she's the Royal Patron. The Trust aims to encourage young people into the marine industry.

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Cameras follow Duchess of Cambridge in Portsmouth

The Duchess is in the spotlight today Credit: ITV

The world's press have been following the Duchess of Cambridge today. The Duchess is visiting Portsmouth as part of a campaign to inspire young people in sport. She's learning more about the 1851 Trust. Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team is involved in the project.

Special report: Royal Navy's biggest ship almost ready to set sail

The aircraft carrier - HMS Queen Elizabeth - the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy is nearing completion.

In less than a year she will sail into her new home of Portsmouth, from her current location in Scotland.

HMS Queen Elizabeth already has a crew of more than 500. In the first of two special reports, our reporter Richard Jones looks at how the project is going.

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