Prince William woke up early this morning to rehearse for the Queen’s annual birthday parade, Trooping the Color.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, looked incredibly smart in his red and blue military uniform, which he teamed with a traditional bearskin hat.
On his chest, he proudly displayed countless gleaming medals while going through the practice session, which is known as The Colonel’s Review.
The Queen’s birthday on 2 June sees the family’s squad soldiers march and ride in the horse-guards’ parade, usually by Her Majesty the Queen and giving a salute.
But this year, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal will take part in the parade as colonels in the Welsh Guards, the Irish Guards, the Blues and the Royal Family.
Only William was seen in round two today, which went unimpeded – unlike last week.
Prince William got up early to take part in an important rehearsal of the Queen’s birthday parade in London
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, looked incredibly smart in his red and blue military uniform and a black teddy bear hat.
The Queen usually performs the famous salute in the real Trooping the Color, but this year William has come forward
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, greets as he rides a horse across the parade grounds during the Colonel’s parade at Horseguards Parade
Prince William looked very serious at rehearsal for the prestigious military Christmas party in London for the Queen
The Colonel’s parade is identical to Trooping the Color, the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, which you won’t be attending
By chance, William’s brother Harry was riding a horse yesterday and playing a polo match for his team in America
Two people were urgently taken to a major trauma hospital and three others needed treatment from paramedics after a platform collapsed at the rehearsal for Trooping the Color on May 21.
The ‘terrifying’ incident occurred in front of a crowd of ‘shocked’ onlookers who had gathered to watch the event at Horseguard Parade, London, around 11am.
Eyewitnesses reported that part of the platform collapsed, causing at least one person to fall into the area below.
Part of the ward was evacuated following the incident, and two people were taken to hospital by London Ambulance and St John’s Ambulance for treatment.
Three people injured in the accident were treated at the scene and were discharged from hospital without the need for hospital treatment.
It was revealed last week that the Queen will not be taking the royal salute at Trooping the Color for the first time in 70 years.
The Queen will not receive the royal salute at Trooping the Color for the first time in 70 years as she continues to delegate responsibility to senior members of the company. Photographed on the balcony of Buckingham Place during the celebration in 2019
The news comes as the 96-year-old Queen continues to entrust increased responsibilities to members of the royal family as she faces ‘occasional mobility issues’.
This came two years after the concert had to be scaled back due to the coronavirus and was held in Windsor.
This year , The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal will take part in the parade as colonels in the Welsh Guards, the Irish Guards, the Blues and the Royal Family.
according to Sunday timesHer Majesty is still hoping to attend some of the ceremony, which begins four days of celebration to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The news comes as the 96-year-old queen continues to delegate increased responsibilities to members of the royal family as she faces “occasional mobility issues”.
Earlier this month, Her Majesty the Queen missed the formal opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years, as Prince Charles and Prince William were given the authority to act jointly at the event on the Queen’s behalf.
Although she’s done three public outings recently this month, including attending the Windsor Horse Show, the star-studded platinum jubilee celebrations in Windsor and the opening of the Elizabeth Tube line, she appeared in good spirits in all of them.
Her Majesty was always present in the Horse Guards procession and took the royal salute at every Trooping the Color celebration during her reign.
Traditionally during the ceremony following the Horse Guards Parade, the Queen is greeted with a royal salute before a troop inspection.
From her first appearance at the annual Trooping the Color Gala until 1986, the Queen attended the ceremony on horseback (pictured during one of her early ceremonies)
The King restricted the appearance of Trooping The Color’s balcony to members of her working family, with the Duke of York and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex missing.
According to the publication, one option Palace officials are considering is Her Majesty’s travel in a carriage from Buckingham Palace to briefly inspect troops before appearing on the balcony.
Alternatively, Her Majesty may only appear on the balcony after the ceremonial period is over.
After Trooping the Color, 18 family members will be on the balcony: The Queen; Charles and Camilla; William and Kate with George, Charlotte and Louis; Edward and Sophie and their children Louise and James; Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence; The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Prince Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not be joining the royal family there.
Harry, Meghan and their children will be attending the festivities, but it is unknown in which elements of the four-day Jubilee holiday they will be able to appear.
The balcony appearance, often seen as the centerpiece of major royal events, including Trooping the Color and weddings, usually sees the Queen’s extended family gather to watch the past fly by and is a rare opportunity for fans to see the entire extended family. family together.
In narrowing the list to just 16 people to avoid potential diplomatic pitfalls, the Queen has had to remove a number of beloved family members including her beloved grandchildren and their families.
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