Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced that HMS Prince of Wales will be officially named at a ceremony in Rosyth on the 8th of September 2017.
The announcement was made during a visit to HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea.
According to an ACA press release:
“The Defence Secretary landed by Merlin helicopter on the deck of the new aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, which is currently on sea trials off the coast of Scotland. He met with members of the crew and thanked them for their contribution to UK defence.”
While addressing the Ship’s Company, Sir Michael Fallon said:
“Our carrier programme is a clear demonstration of British power and commitment to our global standing. With two aircraft carriers we will have one available at all times, providing a world-class carrier strike capability. They offer a prodigious promise to future generations of our determination to continue fronting up to aggression for years to come.
“The magnificent HMS Queen Elizabeth provides us with power on a scale we have never seen before. Protecting us for the next half a century, she will be a highly versatile and potent force, capable of both humanitarian and disaster relief and high-end war fighting.”