RAF Ensign flown to mark RAF centenary

GETTY100 RAF aircraft will fly above Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Royal Air Force’s centennial

The day began with a special service in Westminster Abbey, and was highlighted by a flyover of 100 aircraft, including Spitfires from WWII, above Buckingham Palace, with the royal family and a crowd of an estimated 70,000 in attendance.

While celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the Duchess of Sussex made her second appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, where she mingled with members of her new family.

The Duchess of Sussex looked elegant and chic as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Air Force Centenary service.

Up to 100 aircraft took part in a flypast over London to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

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. RAF service personnel, veterans, and their families were joined by members of the Royal Family.

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.

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Fresh from Prince Louis's christening yesterday, the royal foursome arrived at the iconic landmark for a service celebrating the RAF's history.

However, Meghan Markle's bespoke Dior dress appeared to cause some confusion, with many believing she'd worn a little black dress, while others insisted it was navy.

Speaking at the event, the Queen congratulated the RAF for its "remarkable contribution to defense over the last hundred years". Her Majesty, as the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces, has the Jardine Star brooch, which has eight diamond rays separated by a single collet and that fan out from a central cluster of one large diamond and eight smaller ones.

She recalled how her father, King George VI, was the first member of her family to qualify as an RAF pilot and served alongside the service's founder, Lord Trenchard.

It will feature the new F-35 Lightning - Britain's cutting-edge stealth fighter jet - which will fly at a public event for the first time.

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

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