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Tens of thousands of people travelled to Portsmouth to welcome home HMS Queen Elizabeth, the navy's newest and biggest aircraft carrier. Many came from across the country, with some arriving in the early hours to get the best spot to see the ship's historic journey into the city. Here's our report from Mary Stanley
As Britain's newest and largest ever warship sails into what will be its home for the next 50 years, the Prime Minister was there to welcome the carrier into Portsmouth.
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the "embodiment of Britain in steel and spirit" and will act as a post-Brexit ambassador to the world, the head of the Royal Navy has said.
A total of 3.2 million cubic metres of sediment, equivalent to 1,280 Olympic swimming pools has been removed from the harbour and approach channel, making it wide and deep enough to accommodate the enormous 65,000 tonne ships.
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