Palmer says ship will mostly sail between Southampton and New York. Will be escorted by Chinese Navy from shipyard to Southampton on first ship. Our correspondent, Mike Pearse, is at the press conference in New York where the announcement is being made.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.