Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force's 100th Anniversary

Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force's 100th Anniversary

Aircraft representing the RAF across the decades will then be involved in the flypast over London at 13:00 BST.

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Queen Elizabeth II chats with Duchess Meghan of Sussex and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex as they watch the RAF flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, July 10, 2018 in London.

Markle stood with Prince Harry to the left of the Queen while watching the flypast above the palace.

'Please join me in praying for him and his family on this special day'.

The Royal couple are attending a ceremony to mark a centenary of the Royal Air Force.

And in keeping with the traditional blue of the RAF, the Queen wore a royal blue silk coat with a turquoise collar and dress in the same colour, both by Angela Kelly, with a matching hat by Angela Kelly and a diamond star brooch.

She completed the elegant look with a neat bun, black clutch bag and simple pearl studs. Kate Middleton went with an icy blue dress by her go-to designer, Alexander McQueen, and a hat by Sean Barrett.

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with her Air Cadets Dacre brooch. Prince Philip did not attend.

They will fly in the new Airbus H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter helicopters, which recently came into service at RAF Shawbury as part of the rotary element of the Military Flying Training System.

Standing in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace as she presented a new Queen's colour to the RAF, she spoke of the "remarkable contribution to defence" over the last 100 years.

Princes William wore the No 1 uniform of the Royal Air Force, and his RAF wings, in recognition that he is a qualified RAF pilot.

100 days after the Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF)'s official 100th birthday on April 1, the RAF on Tuesday marked its centenary in a day of national celebrations with the participation of hundreds of aircraft and thousands of people.

"Her father, his Majesty King George VI, was one of the founder members of the Royal Air Force".

A century later, the RAF is engaged in 13 missions across 26 countries and is heavily committed on operations both at home and overseas, according to Buckingham Palace.

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