Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to her late husband Prince Philip during a quick visit to the flagship Royal Navy aircraft carrier on Saturday ahead of its first operational deployment.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, named after the Tudor-era monarch who defeated the Spanish Armada, is about to leave Portsmouth Naval Base in southern England. He will then lead a 28-week deployment to the Far East on which Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted he was not confrontational with China. He will visit 40 countries.
For the outing, Queen Elizabeth II arrived by helicopter and was greeted by the ship’s commander, Captain Angus Essenhigh and Commodore Stephen Moorhouse, commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group.
She wore a red coat and hat with a brooch, given to her by Philip in 1966, according to People magazine. Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, was a Navy veteran.
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According to the outlet, the 95-year-old queen donned the accessory for a portrait shoot that also celebrated her 70th birthday in 2017.
Earlier this month, the monarch made her first public appearance since the funeral from her husband.
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The Queen attended the official opening of Parliament in Westminster on May 11 and was accompanied by her eldest son Prince charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
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Wearing a lavender day dress rather than a full ceremonial gown and crown, the Queen sat alone on a throne in the House of Lords, People reported. The Imperial State Crown, signifying the insignia of the Head of State, was placed on a table next to her.
Stephanie Nolasco of The Associated Press and Fox News contributed to this report