It has been reported that, for the first time in 70 years, the Queen will not receive the Trooping the Color parade salute and will pass this honor on to Charles, Prince of Wales.

The Trooping of the Colour, taking place on Thursday 2nd June in St James Park, marks the Queen’s official birthday and as always expect the streets to be full of flag waving crowds.

The Queen used to attend on horseback, but in recent years she has traveled by carriage.

Instead, this year, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal will take part in the parade as colonels of the Welsh Guards, the Irish Guards and the Blues and Royals.

Her Majesty is still hoping to attend part of the ceremony, which begins with a four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s official birthday and Platinum Jubilee.

Earlier this month, His Royal Highness missed the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years, handing over the baton to Prince Charles and Prince William to perform together at the event on his behalf.

The news comes as the 96-year-old monarch continues to entrust members of the Royal Family with increased responsibilities while facing “episodic mobility issues”.

However, Her Majesty has made three recent public outings this month, including attending the Windsor Horse Show, the star-studded Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Windsor and the opening of the Elizabeth tube line, with each event appearing in good graces. humor.

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