The Queen appeared to be overjoyed to see the Red Arrows roar above Windsor Castle today as a fly past marked the end of Trooping the Colour. The beaming monarch was left in awe as the exhibitionist team rocketed past leaving a smoke trail of red, white and blue painted across the sunny Windsor skies as the Queen marked her official birthday, her first without her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
As the rumble of the jets came over the ancient walls of Windsor Castle, her Majesty looked up in amazement.
Leaving a trail of the British standard strewn across the blue skies above Windsor Castle the Queen was left in astonishment and gave a stunning smile.
BBC’s Huw Edwards noted: “Well her majesty clearly loved that!
“Nine aricraft in formation above Windsor just to bring this parade to conclusion.”
For the first time after 24 years, was trooped the Queen’s Colour of F Company Scots Guards.
Trooping the colour is usually celebrated near Buckingham Palace where the Household Division marches and carries a regimental flag, the ‘colour’.
But today marks the Queen’s first Trooping the Colour without her beloved late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The parade saw tunes played by the military band of the Welsh Guards which the Queen could be seen tapping her feet to.
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