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Thursday, 22 November, 2001, 14:47 GMT
Picture gallery: Queen Mother on HMS Ark Royal
The Queen Mother has attended a re-commissioning ceremony for HMS Ark Royal in Portsmouth, 20 years after she first launched the aircraft carrier.

BBC News Online tells the story in pictures.

Helicopter
The Queen Mother arrived by helicopter

Queen Mother
The 101-year-old Royal insisted on walking

Captain David Snelson and the Queen Mother
Welcomed by Captain David Snelson

Queen Mother and officer
Officers and ratings greeted their royal visitor

The Queen Mother
Giving a speech aboard the aircraft carrier

Queen Mother with Captain David Snelson and Commander in Chief of the fleet, Admiral Sir Alan West
The Queen Mother gets a helping hand

HMS Ark Royal
HMS Ark Royal was launched in 1981
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