What the Queen really told Prince Louis on the balcony

The Queen enjoyed some heart-warming moments with her great-grandchildren Prince George

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as they joined her on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the first time on Thursday.

Trooping the Colour culminated in a spectacular flypast which kept the younger members of her family fascinated

and the Queen seemed to especially enjoy chatting with Louis, four, as they watched the planes and helicopters overhead.

The proud great-grandmother pointed to the sky, and said to the little boy: "Look, can you see them?"

At one point, the little boy asked his great-grandmother a question, to which the Queen appeared to respond: "Have you seen what? Ah, the jets!"

The 96-year-old monarch also smiled as she said "Watch them," to Louis.

She could also be seen beaming and saying "Seventy" as planes moved into a 70 formation to honour her years on the throne.

The event, which celebrates the Queen's official birthday, this year also marked the beginning of a long weekend of Platinum Jubilee celebrations.