70 jets form “70” in the sky in dramatic military fly-over
The Royal Air Force “flypast” formed the number “70” above London during the Trooping the Color spectacle Thursday — much to the delight of some locals, who saw them roar over their houses, and to the queen, who smiled as she watched.
The Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force also performed during the jubilee celebration, leaving trails of red, white and blue behind them. Emotional crowd members told The Washington Post that they wanted to give the queen a big thank-you for a lifetime of service.
The fighter jets were too loud for little Prince Louis
With his eyes closed tight and his hands firmly over his regal ears, Prince Louis let the world know that the fly-past over Buckingham Palace in honor of his great-granny’s birthday was way too loud.
The prince, the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, appeared to let out a scream as the Queen beamed alongside him on the world-famous balcony.
And the 4-year-old prince didn’t stop there. He was also seen pulling faces, saluting, waving to crowds. The Times of London called him the “royal jester,” while The Sun could only find one, very British word for his display: cheeky.
On social media, one viewer described Louis as “the face that launched 1000 memes,” while others said he simply stole the show.
A ‘breathtaking’ light show above Buckingham Palace
A message reading “Thank you Ma’am” lit up the sky above Buckingham Palace on Saturday night as a star-studded music concert unfolded. Drones also formed the shape off a giant corgi — the queen’s favorite dog breed — and a huge floating teapot and teacup.
Various images were projected onto the palace during the concert, known as “Platinum Party at the Palace,” which featured artists including Alicia Keys, Queen and Diana Ross.
An estimated 11 million people watched from their homes on Saturday evening, the BBC reported, while thousands more flooded the Mall to witness the display, which was widely hailed as a “breathtaking” tribute to the Queen’s reign.
Heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles delivered a tribute to his “mummy,” and Prince William hailed his grandmother’s reign. “Occasionally this country just nails it,” tweeted Sky News journalist Mark Austin.
The Queen, Paddington Bear and ‘ma’amalade’ sandwiches
The Queen sat down for tea with Paddington Bear at the palace and…