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Queen visits new British aircraft carrier before voyage to East Asia

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier on Saturday, shortly before the warship travelled on its maiden voyage to East Asia. The queen was welcomed aboard by Captain Angus Essenhigh and Commodore Stephen Moorhouse while the new flagship carrier was docked in England’s Portsmouth Harbor. The HMS Queen Elizabeth was to set sail Saturday and visit 40 countries on a 28-week voyage, including India, Japan and South Korea. Several fighter jets were on board for the voyage, and the escort force consists of warships, a submarine and 14 naval helicopters. On Frida…

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