Queen appears on Palace balcony in Jubilee celebrations

Her majesty appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to acknowledge the RAF flyover

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The Queen has reappeared on the Palace balcony for the flypast of RAF aircrafts over the capital.

Accompanied by her children, grandchildren and grandchildren, her Majesty is wearing a pair of dark sunglasses for the occasion.

The Prince of Wales stood to the right of the Queen, and the pair could be seen chatting and smiling ahead of the flypast.

The Royals were seen applauding the flypast, with particular excitement displayed towards the spectacular patriotic display by the Red Arrows.

The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

The youngest member of the Royal Family present on the balcony, three-year-old Prince Louis was seen waving eagerly to the crowds.

The Queen departed the balcony first, swiftly followed by her son Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall.

The gathering of the Royal Family on the balcony follow the appearance of The Queen and her first cousin Edward Duke of Kent.

The Queen’s Angela Kelly outfit comprises a dove blue Charmelaine wool dress embellished with pearl and diamante trim around the neckline and cascading down the front of the coat.

It is completed with a hat in matching dusky dove blue Charmelaine wool with a turned up brim embellished with a pearl and diamante trim.

The Queen, who is holding a walking stick, is wearing the Guards’ Badge on her coat.

The Queen and her first cousin the Duke of Kent took the salute after members of the Royal Family began the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Three carriages departed Buckingham Palace carrying members of the Royal Family down the Mall this morning.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was spotted alongside the Duchess of Cornwall riding in a carriage with Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven and three-year-old Louis nestled in the middle.

Shortly after, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn; then the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence appeared in the third carriage.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Kent watch from the balcony during the Trooping the Colour
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Kent watch from the balcony during the Trooping the Colour

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be marked by a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace today, that will see Spitfires and Red Arrows soar through the skies over the capital.

The Royal Family will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace where they will acknowledge the Royal Air Forces flypast.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that spaces on the balcony for the flypast are exclusively reserved for working members of the Royal Family.

In a statement earlier this month, Buckingham Palace stated: “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen.”

Around 70 military aircraft will take to the skies, soaring over several UK counties before reaching Buckingham Palace.

The flypast will take place today at 1pm at Buckingham Palace, to celebrate the monarch's 70th year on the throne.

More to follow.