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Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship

A Ministry of Defence handout picture shows Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (L) at a ship-naming ceremony conducted at Rosyth Dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland on July 4, 2014Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain’s biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6 billion, 7.8 billion euros) to overhaul Britain’s naval capabilities. Queen Elizabeth said Britain’s future flagship, due to enter service in 2020, “marks a new phase in our naval history”. The 88-year-old monarch attended the naming ceremony with her husband Prince Philip, Britain’s lord high admiral who served in the navy in World War II.

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