The HMS Queen Elizabeth, named after the Tudor-era monarch who vanquished the Spanish Armada, is set to depart from Portsmouth Naval Base in southern England. It will then lead a 28-week deployment to the Far East that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted is not confrontational towards China. It will carry out visits to 40 countries.
For the outing, Queen Elizabeth II arrived by helicopter and was greeted by the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Angus Essenhigh and Commodore Stephen Moorhouse, commander of the U.K. Carrier Strike Group.
She wore a red coat and hat along with a brooch, which was given to her by Philip in 1966, according to People magazine. Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, was a naval veteran.
Per the outlet, the 95-year-old queen donned the accessory for a portrait session that celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2017 as well.
Earlier this month, the monarch made her first public appearance since the funeral of her husband.
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 regalia of the Head of State, was placed on a table next to her.
The Associated Press and Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report
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