Queen Elizabeth’s heartfelt tribute to father on RAF’s 100th anniversary

EMMA MOUCHETKev Gaitland coordinated the display

Just one day after the high-profile christening of Prince Louis, the fab four (Meghan, Harry, Wills, and Kate) are back on the royal trail, attending a service for the Centenary of the Royal Air Force on at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday morning.

Following the service, along Charles, the Queen will then present a new Queen's Colour to the RAF in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace before making a brief speech.

Later on Tuesday, Charles, his wife Camilla, William, and brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for RAF servicemen and women.

More than 100 RAF aircraft thundered across the skies of London in the biggest display of military aircraft in recent memory.

The royal family has a long history with the Royal Air Force.

The flypast drew thousands of spectators, passing over the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, and the streets of Central London before reaching The Mall, the ceremonial avenue leading up to Buckingham Palace.

After the brief speech, the Queen joined the rest of the royals up on the palace balcony to watch nearly 100 aircraft, from Second World War Spitfires to the newest stealth fighter jet, fly over the palace.

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"In 1918, my father, King George VI, served alongside one of the Service's founders, Lord Trenchard, before becoming the first of my family to qualify as a Royal Air Force pilot", she noted.

Puma and Chinook helicopters began the spectacle, followed by aircraft including a Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Tornados and three F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Retired and serving members of the RAF were also there, along with the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and politicians including Prime Minister Theresa May, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Donning a fit-and-flare black Dior with a boatneck, not dissimilar from the neckline of her Givenchy wedding dress, Meghan paired it up with a netted hat from Stephen Jones, complementing her elegant side bun which celebrity hairstylists say is fast becoming her signature look since Markle stepped into her royal shoes.

And when the royal family arrived at Westminster Abbey to mark 100 years of the RAF, Meghan and Catherine's outfits were vastly different but were both stylish and demure.

Drawing the spectacle to a close was the Red Arrows, who in traditional aerobatic style, streamed red, white and blue smoke down the length of the Mall.

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