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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.
"We are gathered to witness another seminal moment in the long history of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.
"In the golden years of the second Elizabethan age, a new era of British maritime power is beginning.
"And in 50 years' time, people in Portsmouth will still talk about the day they saw this 65,000-tonne giant arrive for the first time."
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.