Times have been tough, even for the ruling monarch of England. It all started 2 years back when the world was shocked by the news of the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal family. Not long after the former royals sat down with world-renowned host Oprah Winfrey and the global audience was not prepared for what they had to say.
From allegations of racism against baby Archie to Meghan being pushed to the point of suicidal tendencies, there was a lot to unpack. The royal family and the world were only recovering from the bombshell that had been dropped when Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip had passed away on 9th April 2021.
Birthday Parade or No birthday Parade?
Now, many people have begun to wonder who will take the place of Prince Philip after his death in royal events. The next upcoming event is Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Parade.
Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, the public celebration has once again been limited since the parade calls for a large group of people including a band, security, and the loving citizens wanting to wish their Queen a happy birthday.
What is Trooping the Colour?
This birthday ceremony is called Trooping the Colour which is performed by the regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies, and tradition cherished since the 17th century. It is held in London on the second Saturday of June at the Horse Guards Parade by St James’s Park. It is celebrated and broadcasted live by the BBC all over the United Kingdom.
Who Will Be Accompanying the Queen?
This will be the first birthday parade after Prince Philip and the Queen will be joined by her cousin for the 2021 Trooping of Colour. The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward, and the Queen of England are set to witness the parade in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
Once they arrive, the royals will be greeted with a royal salute, after which the British National Anthem will be played.
What will happen at the Parade?
The parade will be held by the Household Division, led by the Foot Guard, followed by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, and lastly, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
The parade will start with the 41-gun royal salute from the East Lawn of the Windsor Castle, alongside the music which will be played by a Massed Band of Household Division.
Though the parade has been limited because of safety reasons, it is set to deliver the best performance as usual.