According to reports, Queen Elizabeth’s plane was forced to abort a landing in London on Tuesday. The 96-year-old monarch was on her way from Balmoral in Scotland to Windsor Castle ahead of the long-awaited Platinum Jubilee celebrations this week.
According to The Sun, the royal’s 13-seat plane was caught up in Tuesday’s heavy storm, forcing the pilot to abort the landing at RAF Northolt. Buckingham Palace confirmed the flight’s delay to the outlet.
“The Queen’s flight was delayed due to a lightning storm, all the correct procedures were followed and there were no safety concerns,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.
The pilot successfully stuck the landing after a 15-minute delay. The Queen arrived back at Windsor Castle after a rocky journey, as she prepares for a week of celebrations to mark her 70-year reign, Buckingham Palace confirmed to The Sun.
The Platinum Jubilee will begin on Thursday with the traditional “Trooping the Color” parade.
Her Majesty is expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside other senior members of the royal family, but this has yet to be confirmed.
On Saturday, the “Platinum Party At The Palace” will take place at Buckingham Palace for approximately two and a half hours.
Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Rod Stewart, and Duran Duran are just a few of the famous names set to perform on the royal stage.
Elton John will also perform at the extravaganza, though his performance will be pre-recorded due to his European tour.
After the iconic band famously performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed how much this performance means to him.