A private plane carrying British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II was forced to abort landing on 31st May in London as she was traveling from her Balmoral residence in Scotland.
The 96-year-Old Queen of the United Kingdon was on her way to Windsor Castle to participate in the much-awaited Platinum Jubilee celebrations expected to start this week to celebrate her 70-Year reign.
The royal’s 13-seat plane was about to land at RAF Northolt air force base as per reports published in The Sun, however, it was caught up in a heavy storm thereby forcing the pilot to abort the landing.
The Flight landed successfully after around 15 minutes
The news was confirmed by Buckingham Palace regarding the flight’s delay. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said, “The Queen’s flight was delayed due to a lightning storm, all the correct procedures were followed and there were no safety concerns.”
According to a source privy to the matter, “In circumstances like this, you take no risks and it was right to abort landing during lightning strikes.”
The plane circled London and nearby areas for approximately 15 minutes and then made a successful landing after weather conditions turned favorable.
The 86ft long Embraer 135 private jet started off around 1 PM amid a downpour on Tuesday. The Queen finally arrived at Windsor Castle after a minor hiccup to join the week full of celebrations to mark her 70th anniversary of the accession.
Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
On 2nd June, the Platinum Jubilee will kickstart with the traditional “Trooping the Color” parade where more than 1,500 officers and soldiers and 350 horses from the Household Division will participate.
Millions of people from all across the nation are expected to take to the streets for parties and Big Jubilee Lunches.
The royal platinum jubilee celebrations are held for the first time in the history of Britain to mark her 70 years on the throne and service to the citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Three stages are set in front of the Buckingham Palace where celebrities like Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Bond composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, and George Ezra will perform to entertain a live audience of approximately 22,000 people on Saturday.
Legendary singer Elton John will also take part in the celebration in a pre-recorded session as he is on his Europe tour. Queen guitarist Brian May who performed more than two decades back on the roof of Buckingham Palace on the eve of the Golden Jubilee celebration is all set to rock the show this year.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 31, 2022
Well, for the unversed, 6th February is technically the date when the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952. But as this date happens to be the death anniversary of her father, King George VI, the Queen does not desire to celebrate on this day. As such the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be held on 3rd June 2022.
To know more about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, read here.
Stay tuned as we bring to you every single detail ahead of the much-awaited event, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations starting tomorrow (2nd June)!