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One of the Royal Navy’s biggest ever ships has arrived in Liverpool.

The 65,500 tonne ship arrived in Liverpool on Friday to a crowd of hundreds lining the banks of the Mersey.

Many watched from Wirral with people flocking to New Brighton and parts of Wirral’s waterfront to watch the impressive sight.

Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer of HMS Prince of Wales, said: “The visit of HMS Prince of Wales to the great maritime city of Liverpool is an important step in forging enduring relationships with the city and her people.

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“I am deeply humbled by the incredibly warm welcome we have received and I am delighted to allow members of the public to visit the ship – the first time this has happened for the Queen Elizabeth-class.

“The tremendous support displayed by Liverpool demonstrates the remarkable depth of feeling that people have for the ship and the Royal Navy.”

HMS Prince of Wales is one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK and one of the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy.

Royal navy helicopters also accompanied the ship by flying around the waterfront.

The HMS Prince of Wales will be docked on the Mersey in Liverpool until Friday.