HMS Prince of Wales' flight deck covered in snow while she is deployed in the Arctic on NATO's Exercise Cold Response (Picture: HMS Prince of Wales/Twitter).
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Heatwave in the UK? Don't tell HMS Prince of Wales' crew

The Queen Elizabeth-class carrier is on NATO's Exercise Cold Response 22 – the alliance's largest Arctic exercise for 30 years.

HMS Prince of Wales' flight deck covered in snow while she is deployed in the Arctic on NATO's Exercise Cold Response (Picture: HMS Prince of Wales/Twitter).

While many in the UK were making the most of the weekend's sunny weather, the crew of HMS Prince of Wales were busy shovelling snow and clearing ice.

The Queen Elizabeth-class carrier is currently on NATO's Exercise Cold Response 22 – the alliance's largest Arctic exercise for 30 years.

A post on HMS Prince of Wales' Twitter page showed the flight deck crew busy clearing the snow to be able to continue operating on the exercise.

The aircraft carrier is playing a central role on Exercise Cold Response, operating as NATO's command ship.

F-35 fighter jets from RAF Marham and Poseidon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth are also taking part in the training.