RAF typhoons delight Queen by flying in 70 formation for Platinum Jubilee which they kept a secret

Members of the Royal Family watched the Flypast from the Palace balcony

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The Queen was left pleasantly surprised as a formation of RAF typhoons composed themselves into a 70 position, to mark her Majesty's 70-year reign on the throne.

Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family were in awe of the formation and were spotted clapping at the spectacle.

The Royal Family took to the balcony, following the Trooping the Colour parade to watch the flypast and to welcome and wave to fans.

Aircraft spell out '70' during a flypast at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade
Aircraft spell out '70' during a flypast at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade

The flypast featured a variety of aircraft ranging from the 20th century to the present day.

A whirr of Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters appeared in the skies, ahead of the flypast, signalling its imminent start.

The Ministry of Defence said more than 70 aircrafts, including those used by the UK Armed Forces on operations around the world, partook in the display.

They were followed by a succession of historic aircraft such as Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster,, Voyager, Typhoon and Hawk T1.

The Queen spoke to Prince Louis following the flypast
The Queen spoke to Prince Louis following the flypast

A special formation of 15 Typhoons spelt out 70 to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The RAF Red Arrows perfromed a spectaluar patriotic display over the Palace, leaving stream of red, white and blue across the skies of the capital.

Huge cheers erupted in the crowds around Buckingham Palace following the Queens appearance, with many gathered to revel in he Jubilee celebrations.

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.

A service of thanksgiving will commence tomorrow at 11:30am at St Paul's Cathedral, with many key members of the Royal Family set to attend.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be reunited with the family tomorrow, after being excluded from the balcony appearance today.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will not be attending the ceremony, following a diagnosis of pneumonia and covid-19.