The £3 billion warship, with eight RAF F35B stealth fighter jets on board, will depart later on Saturday for Asia accompanied by six Royal Navy ships, a submarine, 14 naval helicopters and a company of Royal Marines.
The Queen was greeted by the ship’s commanding officer Captain Angus Essenhigh, and Commodore Stephen Moorhouse, commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG), as she arrived by helicopter on board the aircraft carrier at Portsmouth Naval Base.
Her tour follows a visit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday.
It comes after the Duke of Sussex gave another jaw-dropping interview to Oprah Winfrey in which he admitted turning to drink and drugs as a way of coping with his mother’s death.
In the first instalments of his mental health documentary series with Ms Winfrey, Harry said he used alcohol to “mask” his emotions, spoke about Meghan’s struggles with suicidal thoughts and how therapy has given…