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Royal Navy sailors lined up in ceremonial procedure on the flight deck of the mammoth ship, standing alongside civilian colleagues from the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, as she passed the Round Tower.HMS Queen Elizabeth was also greeted with a flypast of helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm, including Wildcat and Merlin helicopters and Hawk jets.

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The second, HMS Prince of Wales, will be officially named in a ceremony at Rosyth next month.

The berth has been upgraded and strengthened to support the carriers as part of a raft of infrastructure upgrades which took place ahead of the arrival of the ship.

Her Majesty The Queen commences her formal review of the International Fleet off Southsea Air Display starts Tall ships position for battle First part of the show begins Nelson joins his Fleet Let battle commence Firework finale Grand lighting of the Fleet Ships from over 36 of the world's navies are taking part in the International Fleet Review at the invitation of the Royal Navy.

A truly international celebration of the sea, which brings together so many navies in friendship, this is a review of ships from around the world on a truly grand scale - a treat for anyone who loves amazing spectacle.

And with the state-of-the-art F-35B Lightning fighter jets on track to make their first trial flights from the carrier's deck next year, the UK is now building towards delivering carrier strike capability.

Both aircraft carriers are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today.Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as she arrived in her home port just after 7am.Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, said: "I am incredibly proud to witness HMS Queen Elizabeth arrive at her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base having successfully completed the first phase of her sea trials programme."Over 10,000 people have come together to bring HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales to life, from early design to the magnificent ships they are today.The day is part of a string of celebrations marking the 1805 British victory over France and Spain.

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