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The Royal Navy's new £3b aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been officially named. Crowds cheered as The Queen used a bottle of single malt whisky to christen in Scotland, the biggest ship ever built for the fleet.
But the atmosphere was much more muted in Portsmouth where workers who've helped to build her watched the ceremony on big screens. Many of them will lose their jobs by the end of the year when the BAE shipyard closes. Richard Jones reports.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond at the naming ceremony of Britain's largest ever ship.
Hundreds of workers, who helped build the HMS Queen Elizabeth, have joined military Chiefs and dignitaries at Roswyth Dockyard in Scotland to witness the Queen's christening of the warship.
The ceremony is underway as the Queen is set to formally name the Royal Navy's largest ship at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland.
The Royal Navy has tweeted:
The Queen has arrived at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland to formally name the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy.
The ceremony marks the completion of the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier after five years of construction work which took place at six different shipyards across the UK.
To honour the warship's birthplace in Scotland Her Majesty will smash a bottle of Islay whisky, from the first distillery she visited, against the bow.
Staff from BAE in Portsmouth who helped to make parts of HMS Queen Elizabeth have been watching the naming ceremony on a big screen in the city.
The £3 billion aircraft carrier is the biggest ever Royal Navy carrier to be built.
It was put together in Scotland but large parts of it were built at BAE Shipyard in Portsmouth.
She'll arrive in the Hampshire city, which will be her home port, in two years time.
Captain Simon Petitt explains the pride he feels in HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy will be officially named by The Queen today. The three billion pound aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is being put together in Scotland but large parts of her were built at the BAE Shipyard in Portsmouth.
She'll arrive in the Hampshire city, her home port, in two years.
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The Queen will formally name the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship today, with whisky replacing the more traditional champagne at the ceremony.