The Prince of Wales greeted a teaching assistant, Caroline Hearn from Hampshire, who was later seen jumping with excitement as she exclaimed: “He spoke to me!”
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The prince Charles and Camilla met the crowd during a surprise walk after Trooping the Color today.
The 73-year-old Prince of Wales even stopped at one point to greet a teaching assistant before continuing to greet other onlookers.
Caroline Hearn, from Hampshire, could be heard saying “it’s amazing” as she shook hands with Charles. Footage of her then shows her jumping with excitement as she exclaims, “He talked to me!”
Charles’s appearance came after he stood by the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a six-minute flyby marking the start of the extended Platinum Jubilee weekend.
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Wearing sunglasses, the 96-year-old sovereign looked cheerful as she took in the patriotic scenes, flashing wide smiles as she enjoyed the aircraft display.
Earlier, she joined her cousin, the Duke of Kent, at the famous façade to receive a salute from his soldiers returning from Trooping the Colour, after the Prince of Wales replaced her on the parade ground.
Eighteen royals, including the Queen, came out to watch the flight, with Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taking center stage. on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
The Queen leaned in for an animated chat with her great-grandson Louis, 4, who at one point covered his ears and reacted with his mouth open and eyes wide shut as the plane thundered overhead.
The six-minute flyby of more than 70 aircraft, including Apache helicopters, Typhoons and The Red Arrows, flew over the Palace.
Fifteen RAF Typhoons paid a special tribute to the monarch’s record reign, flying in the formation of number 70, drawing smiles from the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the guests who viewed Trooping the Color at Horse Guards from inside the Duke of Wellington’s former office, overlooking the parade ground.
They were joined by a crowd of more than 30 royals, including Camilla and Kate, and the Queen’s extended family, including all of her grandchildren.
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It is believed to be the first time Kate and Meghan have met in person since the Sussexes left in 2020 for a new life in America.
Crowds enjoyed themselves before seeing George, Charlotte and Louis with proud mother Kate and step-grandmother Camilla in a carriage procession.
As onlookers waved to the young royals, the trio waved back in their first major public outing for a jubilee and first carriage procession.
The monarch, who has mobility problems, delegated her usual role to the future king, the Prince of Wales, who surveyed the guards in their scarlet robes and bearskins and acknowledged her salute.
Thousands of supporters draped in Union flags, party hats and plastic tiaras flocked to London for the show.