The arrival date and time of our new affiliate ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been set as Wednesday 16 August 2017 in the early morning.

The 65,000-tonne carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland's Rosyth dockyard in June.

She is now set to make her historic arrival into Portsmouth on Wednesday at approximately 0710 where she will be the latest in a long line of famous Royal Navy ships to call the port home.

Weather conditions meant the exact date of the historic moment could not be confirmed until today. 

For more information on HMS Queen Elizabeth and her historic arrival, click here