The Queen’s words as the Red Arrows’ spectacular flyby hovers over Buckingham Palace

The 96-year-old monarch made the comment while watching the six-minute performance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, throughout which she smiled and waved to the crowd before re-entering.

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The Queen was captured saying “how incredible” during the Red Arrows flyby over central London today.

The 96-year-old monarch appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the six-minute display of more than 70 aircraft featuring Apache helicopters, Typhoons and The Red Arrows.

Dozens of Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force aircraft flew over the royal residence after Trooping the Colour.

Cheers went up as viewers spotted the Queen on screens and she smiled as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment passed through the gates of Buckingham Palace.

On one occasion, she was seen interacting with her great-grandson, Prince Louis, who was standing next to her on the balcony.

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The Queen and Duke of Kent watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace
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The nation greets the special bank holiday weekend with pomp, pageantry and high-profile celebrations, which will see millions of celebrities and the public gather to honor the monarch.

Thousands of well-wishers, clad in Union flags, party hats and plastic tiaras, flocked to central London for the trooping spectacle.

The first to appear in the capital’s skies today were the British Army’s Royal Navy Wildcat, Royal Navy Merlin and Apache helicopters.

According to the Ministry of Defence, more than 70 aircraft took part, including aircraft used by the British armed forces in operations around the world.







Dozens of Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force aircraft flew over the royal residence after Trooping the Colour
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The exhibition included Royal Navy and Army helicopters and RAF aircraft seen recently in response to events in Kabul and Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic.

The flight past also featured highlights from RAF history, with Puma and Chinook helicopters flying over the palace, followed by the Lancaster, three Spitfires and two Hurricanes, all operated by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The Red Arrows approached Buckingham Palace by flying north of Colchester and Chelmsford, Essex before flying directly down the Mall and over Buckingham Palace.

Army veterans Ronny, 54, Banffy, 59, and Robert, 46, said they had traveled from Aberdeenshire to celebrate the event.







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The group said they won tickets after putting their names on a ballot to sit in the stands at Buckingham Palace.

Ronny pointed to the Palace and said: “A little wife who lives in that house over there and she’s had that job for 70 years and she needs a little celebration and we Highlanders are here to wish her well.”







The 96-year-old monarch appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the six-minute screening
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There is a thanksgiving service tomorrow at St Paul’s, Saturday is Epsom Derby Day and that evening Queen + Adam Lambert and Diana Ross are officiating the BBC party at the Palace.

On the final day, revelers will take to the streets of London for the Jubilee Contest, which will celebrate each decade of the monarch’s reign with puppets, dancers and music as ‘national treasures’

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