This year again, Trooping the Color was not quite like the others. Canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event which marks Elizabeth II’s second birthday has seen some changes in its organization once again. Organized at Windsor Castle, and not at Buckingham Palace, it was in a very small committee that the Queen attended the military parade, once again because of the coronavirus. Thus, no prominent member of the royal family was present, such as Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, or even Prince William and Kate Middleton, who went to Cornwall a few days earlier to meet Jill Biden on the sidelines of the G7.
“After consultation with the government and other relevant parties, it has been agreed that the official Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Color, will not take place this year in its traditional form. in central London, “said the palace, reports People. However, Elizabeth II was not alone to celebrate her birthday, as she was accompanied by her cousin Edward, the Duke of Kent, to whom she regularly appeals and to whom she is particularly close. A Trooping the Color certainly not like the others, but which allowed the queen to follow the traditions despite some health constraints.
Will the queen ensure her commitments again personally?
Health constraints that Elizabeth II has also decided to follow to the letter without preventing herself from ensuring her royal commitments, and this now face to face. Indeed, since the death of Prince Philip, the Queen is said to be very enthusiastic about meeting people. “There is a strong desire to return to normal functions and for the country to return to normal as well,” said a source. A commitment recently implemented, she who went to Cornwall for the opening of the G7, posing in particular for the traditional “family photo”, with the passing of a little joke, then attending an event on the sidelines of the summit where she cut a cake with a sword. Proof that it is back on the front of the stage.
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