LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II has attended the commissioning ceremony of Britain’s new plane provider, which is called after the monarch.
The 91-year-old queen boarded the Royal Navy’s latest, largest and most costly vessel Thursday in Portsmouth naval base.
The white ensign was raised to mark the second HMS Queen Elizabeth was formally added to the Royal Navy’s fleet.
The queen says the ship “embodies the perfect of British know-how and innovation.”
It’s nonetheless present process sea trials and won’t be absolutely operational for a number of years. It’s going to head to the USA late subsequent 12 months for preliminary flight trials.
Admiral Philip Jones says that with the brand new provider “Britain has confirmed her place among the many world’s nice maritime powers.”
The ship value roughly three billion kilos ($four billion U.S.) to construct.