New Queen Elizabeth liner arrives in Southampton

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The new 92,400 tonne Queen Elizabeth liner has arrived at the Southampton docks, where she will officially be named by the Queen on Monday.

The Queen Elizabeth will join the other "Queens" in the Cunard fleet - the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) and the Queen Victoria.

After the naming ceremony by the Queen at Southampton, the liner will leave on its maiden voyage - to the Canary Islands - on October 12.

This is the third Cunard ship to be named Queen Elizabeth. The first was launched on the Clyde in Scotland in 1938 by the then Queen Elizabeth - who later became the Queen Mother - with the present Queen, then aged 12, looking on.

The Queen launched the second Queen Elizabeth, the QE2, on the Clyde in 1967 and also named the QM2 at Southampton in 2004.

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