Despite the rain, the Jubilee flypast went ahead and was greeted with a broad smile from the Queen.
A Dakota flanked by two King Airs, a Lancaster, four Spitfires and a Hurricane from the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were followed by the Red Arrows, trailing plumes of red, white and blue smoke.
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".