Video. Fred and Sangeeta present a special programme from Southampton Docks, where the Duchess of Cambridge officially named the Royal Princess cruise ship.
Video: Sangeeta met Captain Tony Draper who talked about the ship, the naming ceremony and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Video. On Thursday the Duchess of Cambridge will be carrying our her last official engagement before the birth of her baby.
Special guests have been invited to a party on board...and they enjoyed a joke or two with Simon Parkin.
Click video. For the arrival of a Royal Princess, the weather could hardly have been worse. But that didn't stop thousands of people lining vantage points around the Solent and Southampton Water this morning as the latest cruise ship made its debut in local waters.
Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has sent these exclusive shots of the liner the Royal Princess which is arriving into Southampton today. She'll be officially named by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton next week.
The new cruise ship the Royal Princess will be met by a flotilla of boats as she arrives on her maiden voyage into Southampton.
The ship will be met by a special rendition of God Save the Queen as she sails down the Solent.
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship. Among the special features found on board will be a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship.
Royal Princess will arrive at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on Friday 7th June where she will commence a series of events, including a special naming gala on the evening of Wednesday 12th June. The ship's inaugural celebrations will conclude with her maiden voyage on 16th June.
Hundreds of construction workers are in a race against time to complete the Royal Princess, the £500m cruise ship to be named by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, two weeks tomorrow in Southampton. Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
Thousands of construction workers, carpenters, decorators and others are in a race against time to complete 'Royal Princess', the massive new cruise ship for Southampton, ahead of her naming ceremony in June.
The cruise liner will be officially named by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in Southampton in a fortnight. The liner is due to leave the shipyard in Italy on Friday, heading to Hampshire for the launch ceremony. Our correspondent Mike Pearse reports. The interviewee is the ship's Captain, Tony Draper.
The Duchess of Cambridge will follow in the footsteps of her mother-in-law when she names a new cruise liner "Royal Princess" in Southampton this summer.
Diana, Princess of Wales, named the original Royal Princess ship in 1984, as this archive footage shows.
The Duchess of Cambridge is to officially name a new cruise liner in Southampton this summer.
Kate, whose baby is due in mid-July, will visit the city on June 13 for the naming ceremony of Princess Cruises' 3,600-passenger Royal Princess.
The ceremony will involve a blessing, the celebratory tradition of smashing a bottle over the hull of the ship and a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the Irish Guards.
The Duchess will also go on board for a brief tour of the new liner which will leave on its maiden voyage on June 16.
Princess Cruises' president and chief executive Alan Buckelew said today: "It is a great honour for Princess Cruises that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge has accepted our invitation to become the Godmother to Royal Princess.
"We are delighted that the Duchess will launch our new ship and can think of no better way to celebrate our company's British heritage and our commitment to the country."
The Royal Princess will go on Mediterranean cruises this summer followed by Eastern Caribbean cruises beginning in the autumn.