Queen flight aborts landing due to thunderstorm | UK News

The Queen’s plane was forced to abort its landing while traveling to Windsor ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The pilot abandoned the landing at RAF Northolt in north London on the first attempt due to a thunderstorm, rain and hail, The Sun reports.

The 13-seater plane circled for about 15 minutes before it was deemed safe enough to make a second landing attempt, the newspaper added.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen’s flight was delayed due to a thunderstorm, all the correct procedures were followed and there were no security concerns.”

The flight landed safely and the Queen was seen being driven back to Windsor later on Tuesday.

Queen at Aberdeen airport leaving to fly back ahead of the Jubilee celebrations Credit: Newsline Media Limited
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The queen is heading to Aberdeen airport on her way to Windsor. Photo: Newsline Media Limited
The plane reportedly circled for 15 minutes before making its second landing.
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The plane reportedly circled for 15 minutes before making its second landing. Photo: Flightradar24

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The 96-year-old had traveled from Aberdeen, where she stayed in Balmoral for a short break before the 70th anniversary festivities began.

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin on Thursday and will continue for a four-day bank holiday weekend.

Trooping The Color is the first event on Thursday, when thousands of people are expected in central London for the queen’s birthday parade and the pomp and show that goes with it.

The Queen will later appear on the palace balcony for a traditional RAF flight.

On Thursday night, 2,000 towns, villages and cities will light beacons together when one is switched on at Buckingham Palace at 9:45 p.m.

On Friday there will be a service of thanksgiving for the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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The golden state carriage will travel through the streets of London for the first time in 20 years when it leads the parade on Sunday.
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Rehearsals for the pageant were held on Tuesday.

There will be no ceremonial journey to the service, and Her Majesty will opt not to climb the steep steps, but rather an alternative entrance.

A reception will be held afterwards in the Guildhall.

Royal fan John Loughrey poses with a cutout of Queen Elizabeth, in his tent which he has set up for camping outside Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, in London, Britain, on May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Real superfans have already started camping out at the mall, despite the rain, to get the best spot for the celebrations.
Legoland modeler Paula Young poses for a photo as she completes a model of a scene at Buckingham Palace, at Legoland in Windsor, Britain, May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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For such an important occasion, what counts is the small detail, the smallest detail… at Legoland Windsor they are preparing their mini-queen and dressing the palace for the celebration.

The Queen’s love of horses is well known and on Saturday she could make an appearance at Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.

The Derby is the only one of the five flat races that the Queen has not won on one of her horses. If she attends, she will be greeted with an honor guard of up to 40 of her riders past and present.

Later that day, 22,000 people will attend the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace.

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Pack of corgi puppets created for the Jubilee event

Ed Sheeran performs at the Brit Awards 2022
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Ed Sheeran will sing the national anthem outside the palace on Sunday

Stars in force for the Queen

A concert will begin at 8:00 pm on Saturday and will see the comeback of rock band queenwhose singer Brian May performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the previous Palace Party in 2002.

Sir Elton John will perform in a pre-recorded performance, with the stars performing live including Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Andrea Bocelli.

Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra will also be there, as well as recent British Eurovision star Sam Ryder.

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Final rehearsal for the Jubilee parade

The jubilee celebrations conclude on Sunday afternoon with a grand parade through central London.

Along a 3km route from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, an army of 10,000 volunteers, dancers, musicians and servicemen will tell the story of his 70-year reign.

Post boxes in the Worcestershire village of Twyning which have been decorated with woolen wreaths to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  Picture date: Tuesday May 31, 2022.
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Mailboxes decorated with Jubilee wool themes have been popping up across the country

Some 150 “national treasures” take part, with names including Gary Lineker, Bill Bailey, Alan Titchmarsh, Sir Cliff Richard and Torvill and Dean.

The Queen is expected to appear again on the palace balcony as the assembled audience and stars sing the national anthem, led by Ed Sheeran.

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