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Queen Elizabeth honored Prince Philip by wearing scarab brooch he gifted her 55 years ago

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Queen Elizabeth visited a aircraft carrier named in her honor in Portsmouth, England, on Saturday. WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Queen Elizabeth visited an aircraft carrier named in her honor in Portsmouth, England.

  • People reported that she donned a brooch gifted to her by her late husband, Prince Philip.

  • The Duke of Edinburgh died at age 99 on April 9, and a funeral was held on April 17.

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The Queen honored her late husband, Prince Philip, while visiting a new aircraft carrier.

Queen Elizabeth on Saturday paid a visit to Portsmouth, England, to see an aircraft carrier named in her honor, the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photos and videos shared by The Royal Family Twitter account showed the Queen meeting 1,700 Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Marine personnel, as well as 250 US Marines.

As first reported by People, the Queen wore a notable piece of jewelry gifted to her by the Duke of Edinburgh. In coordination with a matching red dress and hat, she wore a "scarab" brooch that Philip - a Royal Navy veteran - gifted her in 1966.

He died on April 9, and a funeral was held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 19.

Buckingham Palace did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

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Queen Elizabeth, 95, has worn the same brooch on other occasions, including portraits for their 70th wedding anniversary in November 2017.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, which the Queen named after herself, was first commissioned in 2017. Reuters reported that the carrier will travel 26,000 miles over the next 28 weeks as part of a world tour. It will travel through the South China Sea, then the Philippine Sea.

HMS Queen Elizabeth will make stops in India and Singapore.

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