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Second Royal Navy aircraft carrier named Prince of Wales

12 September 2017
The Royal Marines Band Service played on as the aircraft carrier was named on 8 September. Source: Crown Copyright

Prince of Wales , the Royal Navy's second future aircraft carrier, was officially named during a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland, on 8 September.

During the ceremony, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay, the carrier's sponsor, triggered the breaking of a bottle of 10-year-old Laphroaig whisky from the Isle of Islay as the Royal Marines Band Service played on.

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