HMS Prince of Wales sails from Portsmouth 060621 CREDIT PA ALAMY
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HMS Prince Of Wales Departs Portsmouth After Delays

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales had been due to leave Portsmouth on Friday evening to continue training.

HMS Prince of Wales sails from Portsmouth 060621 CREDIT PA ALAMY

HMS Prince of Wales has departed from Portsmouth after Friday's planned departure was postponed.

She had been due to set sail from the city in order to continue her training.

HMNB Portsmouth's official Twitter account posted an update, which read: "Nipping back to sea this morning with @4RegimentAAC [4 Regiment Army Air Corps] Apaches on deck is @HMSPWLS.

"We're looking forward to seeing what they get up to."

The Queen Elizabeth-class vessel returned to the south coast last month after conducting sea and aviation trials with the RAF and Commando Helicopter Force.

In late 2020, HMS Prince of Wales underwent repairs after a flood in an engine room, later revealed to have cost more than £3m

The next stage of training for the carrier is set to include working with Apache helicopters from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Last month, Prince of Wales met up with sister-carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea for the first time.

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