July 11, 2018 10:12 IST

Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force's 100th Anniversary

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A day after the Royal Family celebrated the christening of Prince Louis, the family reunited to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The family has a long-standing commitment to the Royal Air Force with four generations of the family having served or trained with the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force, and many holding honorary ranks and patronages with RAF charities and associations. The day began with a service at Westminster Abbey followed by a speech by Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the speech, the Queen presented a new flag, known as a 'Colour' to the RAF Regiment. In her speech, the Queen said, "I remember the Battle of Britain being fought in the skies above us, and we shall never forget the courage and sacrifice of that time." Credit: (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of York, and Duke and Duchess of Sussex then attended a reception here. This was an opportunity to meet RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families. Lastly, the members of the Royal Family watched a presentation of the RAF 100 Relay, which had been carried throughout the United Kingdom for the last 100 days. Credit: (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Credit: (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Credit: (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II watches the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Credit: (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)