fly·​past | \ ˈflī-ˌpast How to pronounce flypast (audio) \

Definition of flypast

chiefly British

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The iconic parade takes place in London, and is followed by a flypast by the Royal Air Force, which the royal family watches from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Looks Stylish in Yellow at Trooping the Colour 2019," 8 June 2019 That said, unlike some of his older cousins, Archie is not expected to make an appearance on the balcony with the family to watch the spectacular flypast from the Royal Air Force’s the Red Arrows. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Why Meghan Markle's Appearance at Trooping the Colour This Morning Is So Significant," 8 June 2019 Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall: Prince Charles's wife, the Duchess of Cornwall was seen near the center of the balcony during the flypast. 16. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Which Members of the Royal Family Were on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for Trooping the Colour?," 10 June 2019 But amid the military flypast, speeches from veterans, and commitments from political leaders to work together and never forget that historic sacrifice, the event served to highlight political divisions apparent in the host country. Time, "Trump and May Can't Escape Shadow of Politics at Portsmouth's D-Day Ceremony," 5 June 2019 In the days before the flypast, Mr Foulds was also able to meet the families of the airmen that lost their lives as the plane returned from a bombing raid 75 years ago., "Why the U.S. Air Force Flew Over a British City," 22 Feb. 2019 Several members of the extended royal family gathered on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Royal Air Force flypast during this year's Trooping the Colour, the annual celebration honoring the queen's birthday. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Every Royal Family Member on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for Trooping the Colour 2019," 8 June 2019 The day is filled with pomp and tradition, including a parade of carriages and men on horseback to Buckingham Palace, followed by the big royal family balcony moment and a colorful flypast., "Prince Louis Wasn't the Only One Making Balcony Debut at Trooping the Colour — Who Else Was New?," 8 June 2019 The whole family also posed for the annual royal family portrait, which was taken on the balcony during the flypast. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Meghan Markle Made Her First Public Appearance Since Giving Birth, and She’s Utterly Glowing," 8 June 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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