The Queen smashed a bottle of whisky against the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship as she named the HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife, Scotland.

The 65,000-ton aircraft carrier was christened with Bowmore, an Islay single malt whisky from western Scotland.

The ship and a second vessel, the under-construction HMS Prince of Wales, are expected to cost £6.2 billion.

The Queen presses the button to release a bottle of whisky to formally name the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Rosyth Dockyard
The Queen presses the button to release a bottle of whisky to formally name the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Rosyth DockyardGetty
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive at Rosyth Dockyard to formally name the Royal Navy's biggest ever ship
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive at Rosyth Dockyard to formally name the Royal Navy's biggest ever shipGetty
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built in the UK weighing 65,000 tonnes
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built in the UK weighing 65,000 tonnesGetty
Crowds gather ahead of the official naming of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier
Crowds gather ahead of the official naming of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrierGetty
Former PM Gordon Brown and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond chat before the Queen arrives
Former PM Gordon Brown and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond chat before the Queen arrivesGetty
The Red Arrows perform a flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth Dockyard
The Red Arrows perform a flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth DockyardGetty
Prime Minister David Cameron attends the formal naming ceremony
Prime Minister David Cameron attends the formal naming ceremonyGetty
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