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Cunard's Queen Elizabeth named by the Queen at Southampton docks
4:42pm Monday 11th October 2010 in Queen Elizabeth
THE Queen has officially named the latest luxury cruise liner to be based in Southampton.
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth was christened by the monarch in a ceremony at Southampton docks.
The Italian-built, 92,000-tonne vessel will now leave tomorrow for its maiden voyage - a sailing that was fully booked less than 30 minutes after going on sale.
The 964ft-long ship joins two other ''queens'' in the Cunard fleet - the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) and the Queen Victoria.