Queens balcony line-up – all the royals there as cheeky Prince Louis stole show

The national celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are now well underway, with landmark events coming thick and fast.

This morning (June 3), the signature service of thanksgiving is due to take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, although the Queen is not attending after feeling 'discomfort'.

The palace said in a statement: "Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate… Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend."

The 96-year-old monarch is thought to have been in “some discomfort” during events on Thursday that included Trooping the Colour and an RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace.

The activity on the balcony during the flypast has proven to be one of the major highlights of the bank holiday weekend so far, with fans delving into every little detail as senior royals interacted and chatted high above the adoring crowds.

Who was on the balcony for the Queen’s RAF flyby?

Centre stage was the Queen herself, wearing sunglasses with her trusty walking stick in hand.

To her right was her eldest son and heir Prince Charles, who attended the event with his wife and future Queen consort Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and his mother could be seen enjoying a natter on the special day as they waited for the legendary Red Arrows to buzz overhead.

Also on the balcony was Prince Louis, the day’s over-performer who captivated us all with his hilarious faces and body language.

He could be seen pointing to the sky, covering his ears and screaming as the jets went past.

Louis and his great granny, the Queen, could also be seen chatting during the remarkable event.

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Louis' parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, were also in attendance on the balcony with their other two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, were also there.

The Earl of Wessex (and the Queen’s youngest son) Prince Edward made an appearance alongside his mother.

He turned out with his family – his wife, Countess Sophie, and their two children, James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor.

The Queen’s cousin, Prince Edward the Duke of Kent, was also spotted. The 86-year old is also, like her Majesty, a descendent of King George V.

Following the death of Prince Philip, Edward is the senior royal male of her generation and has at times represented the family at events.

Other cousins of the Queen also turned out, including the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.

Who was not on the balcony with the Queen for the RAF flyby?

While a number of working royals appeared on the balcony, there were some glaring omissions – including Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.

They were both spotted peering out of the window of the room behind the balcony, playfully shushing some of the royal offspring.

As well as the Sussexes, the Queen’s son Prince Andrew was also missing from the lineup, as well as his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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