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Queen Elizabeth's Trooping The Colour Birthday Parade Won't Go Ahead In Its Traditional Form

Queen Elizabeth's Trooping The Colour Birthday Parade Won't Go Ahead In Its Traditional Form
March 27, 2020 - 18:29 / Laura Pérez

Queen Elizabeth turns 94 years old this year. She was set to celebrate her birthday at the legendary Trooping the Colour parade, as every year. However, the event will not go ahead in its traditional form due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth's legendary Trooping the Colour birhday parade won't go ahead in its traditional form, amid the coronavirus crisis, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

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Originally scheduled for June 13, this will be the first time in 65 years the event won't take place as it usually does. Other options in which Her Majesty's birthday could be celebrated are reportedly being considered in line with Government advice.

Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', London, 2019

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 94th birthday this year

Queen Elizabeth was actually born on April 21, she was set to celebrate her 94th birthday at the public Trooping the Colour parade. Every year dozens of people line London's streets around Buckingham Palace to send Her Majesty their best birthday wishes.

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The traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. Since 1748, the event marks the official birthdays of the British sovereign. During King Edwards VII's reign, it was decided that the event could be better celebrated during Britain's warmest month, June.