Prince Charles cancels HMS Queen Elizabeth tour after £100million F35 jet crash

The Prince of Wales, 73, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, are currently on their first overseas trip since the start of the pandemic. The couple are travelling through Jordan and Egypt for a trip that was originally scheduled for March 2020. 

Charles and Camilla were expected to tour HMS Queen Elizabeth during the final day of their tour of Egypt.

However, Clarence House announced on Friday, just a few hours before the event, that the visit would no longer take place.

The cancellation comes just days after a jet from the warship crashed in the Mediterranean.

The F35 jet, estimated to be worth around £100 million, crashed into the ocean on Wednesday.

The pilot was able to eject themselves from the aircraft before the crash and was later rescued.


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