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

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chiefly British

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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 When the flypast started, he was seen waving furiously at the crowds, and pointing his finger up at the planes. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Louis Shows Off His Royal Wave on the Buckingham Palace Balcony," 8 June 2019 The Queen's speech was greeted with a warm round of applause, which was followed by a striking UK military flypast. Kara Fox And Matthew Robinson, CNN, "Queen says her wartime generation was 'resilient' as she pays tribute to D-Day veterans," 5 June 2019 Soon after the flypast, Meghan and Harry — the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex — will head to Dublin for their first official overseas visit since their May 19 wedding. Simon Perry,, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018 Besides, the flypast will give them something to talk about for years to come. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids," 19 Feb. 2019 The internet was abuzz this morning when it was discovered that Middleton wore a hairnet at the June 10 Buckingham Palace flypast to mark the 100th birthday celebrations of the Royal Air Force. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Why Kate Middleton Likes to Wear Hairnets," 11 July 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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