Platinum Jubilee 2022’s Trooping the Color: What to know

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The Trooping of the Color, a ceremony marking the official birthday of the Queen of Britain, is minutes away.

The ceremony is one occasion of many to happen all through the week as Britain celebrates 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. It follows Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 1977, 2002 and 2012, which marked 25, 50 and 60 years on the throne. Jubilees are often marked with a mixture of ceremonial navy shows, a church service and road events.

The occasions started on June 2 and can proceed by way of June 5.

QUEEN ELIZABETH THROUGH THE YEARS

Queen Elizabeth II watches a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England.

Queen Elizabeth II watches a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace throughout Trooping The Color, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England.
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WHAT IS TROOPING OF THE COLOUR?

The ceremony begins with a parade from Buckingham Palace down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. 

Members of the royal household journey alongside the parade in carriages. Queen Elizabeth II has ridden on horseback for the parade in years previous, however she will not be taking a part of the primary parade this 12 months, per Folks journal.

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The royal relations are joined by 1,400 troopers, 200 horses and 400 musicians, based on the palace. Sometimes, Queen Elizabeth II conducts an inspection of the navy after which returns to the Buckingham Palace balcony. This 12 months, nevertheless, Prince Charles will conduct the inspection. He can be joined by Prince William and Princess Anne. 

The occasion is concluded with a flypast by the Royal Air Drive which the royal household together with the Queen watch from the Buckingham Palace balcony. A 41-gun salute can also be fired in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

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WHO ATTENDS?

Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping the Colour.

Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seem on the balcony throughout Trooping the Color.
(Picture by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

With Queen Elizabeth II not taking a part of the primary parade, Prince Charles is ready to play a key position through the first occasion of the jubilee weekend, taking the salute of passing troopers on the bottom through the annual navy evaluate often called Trooping the Color. The Queen can even take a salute from the balcony of the returning Family Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

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The Queen will later seem on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast. Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three kids can even seem on the balcony through the occasion together with Prince Charles and different members of the royal household. 

Notably absent can be Prince Andrew plus Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The trio have made appearances on the balcony at previous Trooping of the Color ceremonies, however will not this 12 months as a consequence of incontrovertible fact that they aren’t working members of the royal household.

“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman mentioned in an announcement.

Prince Andrew stepped down from his public duties in 2019 after he was publicly linked to Jeffrey Epstein. In the meantime, Prince Harry and Markle introduced they had been stepping again from their royal duties in 2020.

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Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in a carriage during Trooping the Colour.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in a carriage throughout Trooping the Color.
(Picture by James Devaney)

PUT ON PAUSE

The Trooping of the Color ceremony hasn’t taken place in its full capability since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Final 12 months, the ceremony was small with a palace insider telling Day by day Publish Digital security was a precedence.

“Having received advice from Government, Public Health England and other relevant bodies, it was clear that holding such a large scale event in central London, with the associated crowds, travel and additional infrastructure required to make it compliant with COVID-19 guidance, would not be possible this year,” the insider mentioned forward of the festivities on the time. 

The one time the Trooping of the Color has been canceled throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s reign was in 1955 as a consequence of a nationwide rail strike.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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