Red Arrows cancel last-minute flyover of Buckingham Palace

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 2: Red Arrows perform a flypast over Trafalgar Square during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 2 June 2022 London, England.Trooping The Color, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, is a military ceremony performed by British Army regiments and has been held since the mid-17th century. It marks the British sovereign's official birthday. This year, from 2-5 June 2022, there will be the additional celebration of Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Antony Jones /Getty Images) Harry Howard flypast piece

The Red Arrows were scheduled to finish the parade (Picture: Getty Images)

Today’s red arrows are displayed Buckingham Palace has been canceled due to bad weather.

The news was confirmed just before 4pm today.

The hugely popular air show thrilled on Thursday as the anniversary celebrations began.

The Queen watched the action from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

But rain and poor visibility have resulted in today’s event – which was intended to be the finale of tonight’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant – being cancelled.

The Parade tells the story of the Queen’s seven-decade reign and Britain’s changing society.

More than 10,000 people are involved – including the military, more than 6,000 volunteers, artists, key workers and 2,500 members of the general public.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have joined their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the royal box to watch the pageant.

The Red Arrows perform a drive by after the Trooping the Color ceremony in London on Thursday 2nd June 2022, on the first of four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The events, over a long bank holiday weekend in Britain, are set to celebrate the monarch's 70th anniversary of service. (RAF SAC Sarah Barsby, MoD via AP)

The Red Arrows performed a flypast after Trooping the Color on Thursday (Image: AP)

Other royals in attendance include Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Princess Beatrice.

The Red Arrows were set to wrap up the event.

The display team was also due to fly over the skies of Torbay at 12:30pm today.

But this morning the unit tweeted: “Unfortunately our display at the Riviera Airshow is not taking place today due to weather conditions in Torbay.

“There is extremely low cloud and very poor visibility, outside the safety limits for display flying.”

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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust your flag with the Union Jack, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner.

The celebrations, which will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th anniversary on the throne.

There will be street parties, concerts and other special events across the UK attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

Visit Metro.co.uk’s Platinum Jubilee page for the latest updates.

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