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HMS Prince of Wales returns to UK shores after Nato exercises

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HMS Prince of Wales returns to UK shores after Nato exercises

Well-wishers lined the harbour walls to welcome home HMS Prince of Wales as it returned from exercises in its role as the Nato command ship.

The Royal Navy's 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire, on Saturday, having operated alongside Spain’s aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Cadiz.

A navy spokesperson said the Nato task force - made up of 20 ships from six nations - was assembled to show the alliance’s commitment to the region’s prosperity and security ahead of the Nato Madrid summit.

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