Sir John Major has been speaking to ITV about serving as one of the Queen's 12 Prime Ministers. He is also patron of the Diamond Jubilee Trust.
He will be among those attending the Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral later this morning.
Here's what some of the pilots saw from the cockpit during the spectacular Diamond Jubilee flypast.
41 children from all corners of the UK formed a Diamond Choir to perform for the Queen today
In a rare address the Queen thanked the millions who joined the festivities which she hoped would "brighten our lives for many years".