fly·​past | \ˈflī-ˌpast \

Definition of flypast 

chiefly British

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After a short speech, the royals went inside the palace and then emerged on the balcony for the celebratory flypast. Simon Perry,, "See Meghan Markle Make Her Buckingham Palace Balcony Return Right Next to Queen Elizabeth!," 10 July 2018 Markle stood with Prince Harry to the left of the Queen while watching the flypast above the palace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Bonds with the Queen and Her Royal In-Laws on the Buckingham Palace Balcony," 10 July 2018 There were several events in honor of the centenary, but the highlight of the day was the flypast. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for the 100th Anniversary of the RAF?," 10 July 2018 After a short speech, the Queen headed back into the palace, where Meghan and the rest of the family were set to join her on the balcony to observe a thunderous flypast. Simon Perry,, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018 And as is her style, Charlotte was clearly full of attitude during the Royal Air Force flypast. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Princess Charlotte Had Some Adorable Attitude During the Royal Air Force Flypast," 10 July 2018 The festivities in London include a service at Westminster Abbey followed by a parade of up to 1,300 serving personnel and a celebratory flypast with up to 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Custom Dior to the RAF 100th Anniversary Celebrations," 10 July 2018 Kate used the brown-colored hairnet to lock her updo in place during the Buckingham Palace flypast on Tuesday to mark the 100th birthday celebrations of the Royal Air Force with a special flypast. Erin Hill,, "Kate Middleton Just Got Caught Wearing a Hairnet Over Her Flawless Second-Day Updo," 10 July 2018 Prince George and his younger sister, Princess Charlotte, were snapped at Buckingham Palace watching a Royal Air Force flypast from a window. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Princess Charlotte, Prince George's hilarious expressions captured during RAF flypast," 10 July 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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