Cunard’s fleet of three ships have sailed out of Lisbon in formation ahead of celebrations to mark flagship Queen Mary 2’s 10th anniversary in Southampton tomorrow (Friday).

The Duke of Edinburgh is to visit QM2 as part of the ceremonies in the port following the trio of ships arriving in the early morning.

QM2 (pictured) is on the final leg of a world cruise and sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are sailing together towards their home port.

Cunard marketing director Angus Struthers said: “This is the first time all three Queens of the Cunard fleet have been seen together anywhere outside Southampton or New York, and the first time these magnificent ships have been seen together at sea.”