Today, July 10 marks an important day: Thousands of people have gathered outside Buckingham Palace, London to watch a flypast of aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. Up to 100 planes representing the RAF over the years flew over The Mall following a parade by personnel. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Harry attended the special event alongside the Queen and other membes of the Royal Family. Earlier today, they marked the centenary at a special service in Westminster Abbey, London.
To mark its 100 years, three F-35 Lightning stealth fighters were involved in the flypast – the first time the aircraft has been seen by the public. The aircraft assembled in holding patterns off the coast of East Anglia before merging near Ipswich and flying down the A12 corridor to London. The royal family watched the show from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. According to the Met Police, an estimated 65,000 to 70,000 people gathered on The Mall to watch the parade and flypast, with roads in central London being closed until 17:00 BST.