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Prince Charles attends commissioning of HMS Prince of Wales in Portsmouth

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been in Portsmouth to formally welcome the aircraft carrier the HMS Prince of Wales into the Royal Navy.

Today's commissioning ceremony also paid tribute to the crew of the last HMS Prince of Wales which was sunk on this day in 1941 with the loss of hundreds of lives.

The Prince of Wales met the crew of the last HMS Prince of Wales Credit: ITV Meridian

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall is the Lady Sponsor of HMS Prince of Wales. Together with Prince Charles they paid tribute to the men and women who built the ship.

The Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to those who built the ship Credit: ITV Meridian

HMS Prince of Wales arrived alongside her sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth last month.

Richard Slee has this special report.