The Queen visited the British Airways headquarters at Heathrow today on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the airline.
The monarch, 93, appeared in excellent spirits when she met and heard about the history of the airline.
She begged for the opportunity to combine a typical lively ensemble with a sky-blue jacket with a matching hat decorated with faux flowers.
The queen smiled broadly when she got a nice bouquet of flowers when she left.
The Queen visited the British Airways headquarters in Watergate today. She smiled broadly when she got a nice bouquet of flowers when she left, in the photo
The queen melted for a special vibrating ensemble for the occasion, a sky blue jacket combined with a matching hat decorated with faux flowers, as can be seen on the left and right
Uniformed employees of British Airways leaned forward expectantly while waiting to catch a glimpse of the queen. The enthusiastic staff all had flags to add to the festive feeling of the visit
The queen appeared in a good mood and was handed flowers at her departure, pictured left
At the end of the visit, the queen received a bouquet of flowers from a British Airways employee. The outing was organized to celebrate the company's centenary this summer
The outing marks the fourth official engagement in just as many days for the queen, after a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, a Buckingham Palace Garden Party, and an outing to a show of Sainsbury's yesterday.
Despite her hectic schedule, the queen seemed in a good mood as she drove her way this morning to headquarters in Hardmondsworth, Middlesex.
As part of her morning visit to the national headquarters of the airline in Hardmondsworth, Middlesex, she toured the Speedbird Center, BA & # 39; s heritage museum, and recalled memories of her jet-set life with volunteer Jim Davies.
The queen is the most traveled monarch in British history after visiting 116 countries during 265 official visits.
British Airways flag-moving employees head out of West London headquarters
The queen was accompanied during her visit by Alex Cruz, chairman and CEO of British Airways
The queen was ready to find out more about the history of British Airways prior to the centenary
The queen seemed to share an airy moment with some members of the BA staff
& # 39; Very nice … many different trips to different places, & # 39; she said, almost to herself, looking through the displays with some of her iconic travels around the world.
With a mischievous smile, she added: & # 39; Because they have traveled so much, they tend to make a little mess. & # 39;
Mr. Davies, who worked for the company for nearly 36 years, starting at the & # 39; booking office & # 39; and then went to customer service, the sovereign showed a model of one of his older planes, called The Elizabethan.
& # 39; You no longer do that. You don't name them ?, & # 39; the queen commented.
She was also shown a photo of her & # 39; baptism & # 39; an Avro Tudor aircraft at the London airport in 1947.
The queen has arrived at the headquarters for a visit on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of British Airways
The queen looked elegant in a sky-blue jacket and matching hat for the outing this morning
The queen was greeted on arrival by BA Alex Cruz president and CEO, pictured. The airline is celebrating its centenary this year
& # 39; On the day I believe you did it with cider, & # 39; said Mr. Davies.
& # 39; Cider? & # 39; The queen exclaimed, & # 39; no champagne? & # 39;
Her host explained that in the light of the wartime, austerity champagne looked too loose.
She also received the ticket for her first flight from British Airways as queen, six months after her coronation in 1953.
It was for a flight for himself and the duke from Edinburgh to the Bay of Monetgo in Jamaica.
& # 39; This is something that could amuse and interest you & # 39 ;, said Mr. Davies.
& # 39; Oh yes, I remember that! & # 39; She said cheerfully.
She also admired admirably the & # 39; smooth lines & # 39; from Concord from her first flight on it, returning from Barbados in 1977, and her most recent BA voyage, flying back from Perth without stopping in October 2011 on board a Boeing 777, with a journey time of 17 hours.
Mr. Davies said: & # 39; I heard a story that you know exactly how much fuel was left when you got out. & # 39;
& # 39; Yes, & # 39; said the queen, & # 39; the pilot told me there was enough left to go to Glasgow. & # 39; She added with a mischievous grin: & What a relief it was to hear!
The queen walked past a row of well-dressed employees of British Airways on the way in
Excited BA employees in uniform laughed broadly while they waited for the queen to arrive
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