There was much disappointment when the Queen announced she was pulling out of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations held in her honour in London this weekend.

While the celebrations went on without her, People reports that Her Majesty made a surprise appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the grand finale of the Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s arrival was preceded by the raising of the Royal Standard at Buckingham Palace, signifying her arrival.

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Wearing a lime-green dress and matching hat, the 96-year-old monarch was surrounded by family as she waved to the assembled crowd.

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Joining the Queen on the balcony were Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The moment represented a special one for the British monarchy, with the current monarch and three future monarchs all together.

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As “God Save the Queen” played, white and blue fireworks exploded as George looked up at his great-grandmother shared a sweet glance at each other.  .

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