The start of 2021 is particularly trying for the UK. On January 4, Boris Johnson announced the total reconfinement of the country, the same evening, with much more restrictive measures than last November. This third isolation will last until mid-February, in order to counter the surge in cases of Covid-19 contamination. With this particular context, Queen Elizabeth II recently made the choice to cancel all the garden parties which were to take place in 2021.
And yet, there is a tradition the 94-year-old sovereign does not want to undo. According to information from the Sunday Times, the Queen of England plans to organize a Trooping the Color parade for her upcoming 95th birthday. This event will take place on June 12, two days after Prince Philip’s 100th birthday. It will be the first-ever royal and national celebration since the onset of the health crisis, reports the Mirror. According to the tabloid, Queen Elizabeth II wants to “resume service” before this celebration of June 12. She will be celebrating her 95th birthday on April 21.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s return
The Trooping the Color parade had been canceled in 2020, but had taken place the year before, on June 8, 2019. The entire British royal family gathered around Queen Elizabeth II to officially celebrate her 93rd birthday, except the Prince Philip who was absent. So for this Trooping the Color 2021 parade, all family members should be together again. The opportunity for the Queen of England to find Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that she has not lived since the Megxit. The couple should make their first official appearance in the United Kingdom since the Commonwealth Day celebrations on March 9, 2020.
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