Flying visit! Queen, 93, beams in a sky blue coat as she leaves Heathrow following a visit to mark British Airways’ 100th anniversary
- The Queen, 93, has arrived at Heathrow Airport on a royal engagement
- The monarch is on hand to mark the 100th anniversary of British Airways
- Outing marks the fourth event for the Queen in as many days this week
The Queen paid a visit to Heathrow today to mark the 100th anniversary of British Airways.
The monarch, 93, appeared in excellent spirits as she met employees and learned about the airline’s history at the company’s airport headquarters.
She plumped for a typically vibrant ensemble for the occasion, pairing a sky blue coat with a matching hat adorned with faux flowers.
The Queen smiled broadly when she was handed a pretty posy of flowers as she left.
The Queen paid a visit to Heathrow today to mark the 100th anniversary of British Airways. She smiled broadly when she was handed a pretty posy of flowers as she left, pictured
The Queen plumped for a typically vibrant ensemble for the occasion, pairing a sky blue coat with a matching hat adorned with faux flowers, as seen left and right
Uniformed British Airways staff leaned forward expectantly as they waited to catch a glimpse of the Queen. The excited employees all held flags to add to the festive feeling of the visit
The Queen appeared in good spirits and was handed flowers on her departure, pictured left
The Queen received a posey of flowers from a British Airways staff member at the end of the visit. The outing was arranged to mark the company’s centenary this summer
The outing marks the fourth official engagement in as many days for the Queen, following a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, a Buckingham Palace Garden Party, and an outing to a pop-up Sainsbury’s show yesterday.
Despite her hectic schedule, the 93-year-old Queen seemed in fine spirits as she made her way into the headquarters this morning.
She was met on arrival by British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz, who accompanied the royal inside.
British Airways staff members dressed in uniform and waving flags were also on hand to welcome the Queen.
Flag-waving British Airways employees lined the way out of the west London headquarters
The Queen was escorted on her visit by British Airways chairman and CEO Alex Cruz, left
The Queen was on hand to learn more about British Airways’ history ahead of its centenary
The Queen seemed to share a light-hearted moment with some members of BA staff
During the visit the monarch will meet staff dressed in heritage uniforms, highlighting the history of British Airways’ uniforms from the 1930s to the present day.
The Queen will also meet staff who volunteer with the company’s Flying Start community investment programme, which works with Comic Relief to help children and young people secure better chances in life.
Volunteers who work at BA’s Heritage Centre and a number of members of staff will be on hand to see the Queen.
The Queen has arrived at Heathrow for a visit to mark the 100th anniversary of British Airways
The Queen looked elegant in a sky blue coat and matching hat for the outing this morning
The Queen was greeted on arrival by Chairman and CEO of BA Alex Cruz, pictured. The airline celebrates its centenary this year
The Queen walked past a row of smartly-dressed British Airways employees on her way inside
Excited BA employees in uniforms smiled widely as they waited for the Queen to arrive