Royal celebrations have come a long way since Queen Elizabeth II first took the throne in 1952, and that’s clearly evident from one spectacular show that took place during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend. In a futuristic tribute to the monarch, a fleet of drones took to the skies above Buckingham Palace, displaying a series of cheekily Royal-themed scenes to the delight of the crowd. Check it out!
The perfectly co-ordinated fleet of drones organised themselves into stamps, corgis, swans, and a giant purple ’70’, whilst the message “Thank you, ma’am” was also emblazoned upon the night sky.
Beneath them, Buckingham Palace was lit up with illuminations, including being wrapped in the Union Jack and sporting a ravishingly royal purple makeover.
The drone display followed the Platinum Jubilee concert, which saw the likes of Ed Sheeran, Diana Ross, Queen (duh), and the UK’s new Eurovision darling Sam Ryder all perform on the custom-built stage outside the palace. It’s not the first time drones have been used to illuminate the night sky on an auspicious occasion; they were used instead of fireworks on New Year’s Eve 2020 to pay tribute to the likes of the NHS, Captain Sir Tom Moore, and others in the traditional end-of-year show.
Still, this is the most jaw-dropping drone show we’ve seen so far in the UK, and with the technology becoming ever-more popular, we’ll hope for even more soon. Maybe at the next Jubilee?
Also published on Medium.