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A royal sail-past as Queen Elizabeth meets Queen Elizabeth

As royal of occasions go there had never been anything like it as the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and Cunard's Queen Elizabeth met off the coast of Scotland.

The rendezvous of the two ships that share the same name and who were both christened by the Queen took place on 6 July in the Moray Firth.

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The two Queen Elizabeths salute each other in the Moray Firth

“It is a huge honour for myself and the crew of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to meet HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time,” said Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.

“To share the sea with the Royal Navy’s lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier and the largest warship ever built for the UK is a pleasure and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Commander Kyd and his crew well with their sea trials.”

Posted on 10th July 2017 at 04:37 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line |

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