Londoners stunned as RAF fighter jet parks in capital’s Leicester Square

Londoners have been baffled by a RAF fighter jet tucked away behing temporary fencing in the capital's Leicester Square.

The white jet is hidden between some trees and is currently in the middle of the iconic square, just in time for Thursday's premiere of the new Top Gun film, which will take place there.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are also expected to join Tom Cruise for his London premiere. It's been reported that William, a trained RAF helicopter pilot, is a big fan of the original Top Gun film.

This is not the first time Tom Cruise has met the Royal couple as they have encountered each other at previous events – he also met the late Prince Philip and Princess Diana on other occasions too.

Stars of the show are currently making the rounds across the world as they hit the red carpet in Sydney and San Diego.

Cruise will return to our cinema screens as an older Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell. The classic action drama was released in 1986.

Filming for Top Gun: Maverick had reportedly finished in 2018 and was set to be released the following year however it was later delayed due to re-shoots and the pandemic. Three years later, the sequel is finally ready and will be released on May 27.

In February, a large inflatable creature arrived in Leicester Square and has caused something of a consternation on social media.

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People made suggestive remarks about the giant lime-coloured dino which was presumably supposed to attract the attention of kids.

Unfortunately, it did gather some interest, but mainly from adults who reckoned it had more than a passing resemblance to male genitalia.

The erection of the inflatable attracted a string of posts on Twitter including one from @moanystark who posted the giant creature on his feed.

Along with the picture he wrote "It’s all gone a bit Phoenix Nights in Leicester Square."

The creature was 'erected' as part of a promotion for the latest JackAss comedy flick.

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