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British Royals

The Queen’s plane ”aborts landing” because of lightening as she returns from Scotland for Platinum Jubilee

The plane carrying The Queen back from Scotland for her Platinum Jubilee was reportedly caught in a lightening storm.

The Sun reported that as the Monarch returned from a short stay at Balmoral on May 31 2022 the pilot of her aircraft had to abort one landing after being caught in an electrical storm.

Buckingham Palace said ”The Queen’s flight was delayed due to a lightning storm, all the correct procedures were followed and there were no safety concerns.”

The Queen is now back at Windsor Castle ahead of her Jubilee celebrations which start on June 2 2022. She spent several days at Balmoral to rest ahead of the festivities.

The main events take place in London with Trooping the Colour beginning the four days of festivities. Jubilee beacons will be lit on the evening of June 2 while a Service of Thanksgiving takes place on June 3 2022. The Epsom Derby and the Platinum Party at the Palace celebrate the Jubilee on June 4 while the Platinum Pageant and the Big Jubilee Lunch take place on June 5 2022.

Royal Central will bring you full coverage of all the events over the weekend.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.