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The Queen chooses green for Trooping the Colour 2020

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The Queen has overseen a pared back version of the Sovereign’s Birthday Parade at Windsor Castle. And in tribute to the regiment trooping their colour, Her Majesty chose the Welsh Guards brooch for the day.

The diamond creation, in the shape of a leek, was worn with a jade green coat and matching hat.

The Queen’s coat was designed by Stewart Parvin as was the dress beneath, a print in shades of green and pink.

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The hat was created by Rachel Trevor-Morgan and featured a floral and ribbon shaped motif in the same shade of jade green.

Trooping the Colour has been taking place at Windsor Castle this year. The scaled back version of the parade, which marks the Monarch’s official birthday, has been held there because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Her Majesty attended alone. She has been staying at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh since mid March because of the pandemic. However, Prince Philip stayed indoors for the parade. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are still at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the past months at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

The ceremony lasted around twenty minutes.

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