Cunard kicked off its 175th anniversary celebrations in the UK by having its three ships arrive in Southampton at the same time on Sunday.


Queen Mary 2 led sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria down Southampton Water and into the Solent.


The ships arrived in Southampton from their respective three-month world cruises.


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They then set off on their summer season of transatlantic crossings, Mediterranean fly-cruises, Scandinavian and southern European sailings.


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Commodore of the fleet, Christopher Rynd, said: “It is wonderful to be back in our homeport of Southampton.


“All three Queens have just completed their world cruises and now we are sailing out in procession, into the Solent.


“What a glorious way to start our 175 anniversary celebrations.”


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The three vessels will meet again in Cunard’s original home of Liverpool on May 25 as part of a weekend of celebrations which is expected to attract up to one million spectators, according to local reports.


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