Biggest ever Royal Navy carrier to be named by the Queen

The three billion pound aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be named today. Large parts of the ship were built in Portsmouth.

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The Queen names the biggest ever Royal Navy carrier

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.

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