Queen’s official birthday celebrations cancelled for second 12 months

LONDON: The Trooping the Color ceremony to rejoice the Queen‘s official birthday in June has been cancelled for the second 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace stated on Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II, who will flip 95 on April 21, has an annual grand public occasion through the second weekend of June – reserved for the celebration of the British monarch’s birthday.
Final 12 months, it needed to be cancelled because of the strict lockdown measures in place and was changed by a scaled-down parade at Windsor Fort, the place the Queen relies by way of the lockdown interval, dubbed a “mini Trooping”. Officers are stated to be contemplating an identical plan for June 12 this 12 months.
“Following session with authorities and different related events it has been agreed that the Queen’s Official Birthday Parade, often known as Trooping the Color, is not going to go forward this 12 months in its conventional type in central London,” a Buckingham Palace assertion stated.
1000’s of well-wishers normally fill central London to look at the Queen and members of the royal household for the occasion, which stems from the normal preparations for battle, when colors (or flags) have been carried (“trooped”) down the rank to be seen and recognised by the troopers.
The total ceremony historically takes place at Horse Guards Parade in London and entails greater than 1,400 troopers and 200 horses. The occasion attracts 1000’s of spectators – largely family and friends of the troopers collaborating within the army spectacle.
The royal household gathers on the Buckingham Palace balcony to acknowledge the crowds in The Mall main as much as the palace.

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