The Queen’s birthday celebrations

The Queen’s birthday celebrations are expected to be slightly different due to the pandemic.

Buckingham Palace previously released a statement to ET Canada revealing how the event would be different this year, and new details are coming to light ahead of the scaled-down spectacular.

“Following consultation with Government and other relevant parties it has been agreed that The Queen’s Official Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead this year in its traditional form in central London,” the Palace original said. “Options for an alternative Parade, in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, are being considered.”

The statement added, “The annual Garter service, usually held in June, will not take place this year.”

But instead of cancelling altogether, Trooping the Colour will be held at Windsor Castle again this year, and will be significantly scaled down from how it is traditionally celebrated in London.

Her Majesty turned 95 on April 21, and her official celebrations always take place in June at Trooping the Colour.

Queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent ‘to take Philip’s spot’ during Trooping the Colour parade  

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The Duke of Kent will replace Prince Philip at the Queen’s Trooping the Colour celebrations this year, it has been claimed.

This year will mark the first time the bereaved Monarch has celebrated her official birthday parade without her husband. However, Her Majesty will not be alone as it is believed she will be supported by her cousin, Prince Edward.

The celebrations this year are likely to remain at Windsor castle as the UK will not yet have fully emerged from lockdown.

Palace sources have also revealed that the Queen will aim to increase her personal engagements in the coming months.

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