Sunday 25 February 2018

Bored Prince George transforms the second he sees RAF planes fly overhead during Queen's birthday celebrations

Prince George of Cambridge looks on from the balcony ahead of the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Prince George of Cambridge looks on from the balcony ahead of the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the attention away from their granny Queen Elizabeth during a celebration of her 91st birthday, as the pair appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion.

The royal siblings joined their mum and dad, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their great grandparents Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, and their uncle Harry to watch the annual Royal Air Force 'Trooping for Colour' flypast from the balcony on Saturday.

Prince George, whose dad Prince William is an air rescue pilot, initially seemed unimpressed by the gathering, holding his head in his hands in boredom, but his excitement soon became apparent as the planes began flying over head.

The three-year-old and his sister Princess Charlotte (2) could not contain their excitement, bouncing up and down on their toes as the aircrafts flew past for the London crowds gathered at the Palace.

Prince George perks up when he sees the RAF planes flying overhead
Prince George perks up when he sees the RAF planes flying overhead

The siblings' mum, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a pink Alexander McQueen dress to the event, while the Queen turned out in a blue Stewart Parvin outfit.

The celebration was also attended by the wider royal family including Prince George and Princess Charlotte's granddad Prince Charles and Camilla as well as Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Earlier in the afternoon, the Queen paid tribute to the victims of the recent Manchester and London terrorist attacks, as well as those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy this week. A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect.

The RAF celebration in honour of the Queen's birthday comes two months after the monarch turned 91 on April 21.

Members of the British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, fly in formation past The Shard skyscraper, as they perform a fly-past above Buckingham Place during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour'
Members of the British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, fly in formation past The Shard skyscraper, as they perform a fly-past above Buckingham Place during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour'
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England.

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