Charles and George point at RAF aircraft 70 years apart

There were touching similarities between Prince George and his grandfather, who enjoyed the military flyby 70 years apart.

Pictures from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 show a young Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace pointing at the Royal Air Force flyby.

New pictures of Prince George show him enjoying the scaled-down flyover on the same balcony.

Pictures show the eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales pointing at the plane during the two and a half minute demonstration.

The young king enjoys the transfer with one of the king’s other honorary pages on the balcony.

The RAF’s Red Arrows display team trailed plumes of red, white and blue smoke as their Hawk jets flew over the crowds that had gathered on The Mall and outside the Palace.

More than 60 Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force aircraft were scheduled to take part in the flyby, but “unsuitable weather conditions” meant the plan had to be abandoned.

Instead, helicopters from the three services and the Red Arrows took part in the demonstration, which lasted around two and a half minutes.

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