The Queen wore a smart red and black double-breasted coat with coordinating hat, as she paid a visit to the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and its crew in Portsmouth over the weekend.
On the front of her coat, the Queen wore a brooch given to her by her late husband Prince Philip, paying subtle tribute to the military man during her official visit.
Her Majesty met the Naval ship’s company as they prepared to deploy the HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The Queen named the new ship in 2014 at its commissioning ceremony and remains its sponsor.
Photographs of the Queen smiling as she greeted members of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines, as well as members of the US Marines who will all be on board the ship, were posted on the official Royal Family Instagram account.
The post shared how the “ship’s company bid farewell with ‘Three Cheers for Her Majesty The Queen’ as The Queen departed HMS Queen Elizabeth via the flight deck.”
It also explained that the HMS Queen Elizabeth is “one of the two largest war ships ever built by” the Royal Navy. The ship will cover “26,000 nautical miles in 28 weeks, from the Mediterranean to the Philippine Sea.”
Members of the public showed their support by commenting on the post. Many complimented the Queen's lovely outfit, saying “Her Majesty looks absolutely stunning in red,” and “I’m glad to see her smiling. She looks lovely in red.”
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