THE Queen will get her own mini Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle, after her 94th birthday celebrations have been cancelled for only the second time in history, it has been claimed.
Her Majesty turned 94 in April, but celebrates this annually in June with the large public event, with this year being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Queen is to have a mini Trooping the Colour celebration at Windsor Castle on June 13, it has been claimed[/caption]
In her 68-year reign, this is the only the second time Trooping the Colour has not gone ahead, with the first being in 1955 due to a national rail strike.
According to the Daily Mail, an “unprecedented miniature version is to go ahead after all, at Windsor on Saturday, June 13, Her Majesty’s official birthday.”
A source said: “The parade, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Llewelyn-Usher, will involve a small contingent of men from his regiment, the Welsh Guards, accompanied by a rather diminished group of the massed Bands of the Household Division.
“There will, I’m told, be a Royal Salute to Her Majesty at 11am exactly, as there would have been on Horse Guards.”
The Trooping the Colour event has been cancelled this year – along with her summer garden parties – due to the coronavirus outbreaks[/caption]
The event is usually celebrated with a Royal Airforce flypast, and the royal family watch from the balcony at Buckingham Palace [/caption]
They added that there will be “almost no spectators at the parade”, which will be held in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle.
The publication said that there will be BBC coverage, but with no crowds watching, other than the people inside the castle.
Spectators will include Prince Philip, who is to celebrate his 99th birthday three days before and is self-isolating with the Queen in the royal residence.
Instead of her large-scale parade, the Queen will instead get a ‘unprecedented miniature version’[/caption]
It is said the Queen will have a Royal Salute at 11am, and she will watch with Prince Philip[/caption]
It is not known if other members of the royal family will travel to watch as a social distance.
A Palace spokesman is said to have confirmed: “There will be a small, brief military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark The Queen’s official birthday.”
Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.
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