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SINCE HER sad passing last year, Queen Elizabeth has received many tributes and commemorations.

Now her spirit will be taking to the skies with the latest Virgin Atlantic plane named in her honour.

An Airbus A330neo will carry the name ‘Queen of the Skies’ with royal registration G-VEII, in tribute to the late monarch. The plane will enter service in April, flying from London Heathrow to destinations in America.

“We’re delighted to soon be welcoming ‘Queen of the Skies’ to our fleet and hope that it serves as a fitting tribute to an unforgettable, much-loved monarch,” said Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operations Officer, Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic has a long history of naming its planes after famous, strong women, including ‘Diana’ in tribute to Princess Diana.

Accompanying ‘Queen of the Skies’ in the current fleet is ‘Lady Emmeline’ (G-VLIB), which pays homage to the founder of the Suffragette movement and women’s rights activist, Emmeline Pankhurst.