Stephen Morgan, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, attended the naming ceremony for HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland today, 8 September 2017.
The carrier was officially named by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay.
“It was an honour to represent the constituency in Rosyth today for this historic occasion, alongside the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, and formally named by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay.
After HMS Queen Elizabeth’s successful completion of the first phase of her sea trails programme and entering the home port of our great city last month, the naming of HMS Prince of Wales is another significant milestone in the delivery of these iconic ships, which are of strategic significance to the Royal Navy. The carriers will sit at the heart of the defence of our nation for the next 50 years.
I pay tribute to the tremendous efforts and outstanding engineering achievements of those who have worked so hard on the aircraft carrier programme.
These carriers demonstrate what can be achieved in partnership with UK industry, the Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy working collaboratively.
I now look forward to welcoming HMS Prince of Wales to Portsmouth, the nation’s home of the Royal Navy, in 2019″.