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Royal Family procession for Trooping the Colour confirmed

Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex

Buckingham Palace has confirmed which members of the Royal Family will be taking part in the Trooping of the Colour today. 

Trooping is a historic event that dates back to King George III’s reign, and it stands as the official birthday of the Sovereign each year. It is typically held on the second Saturday of June but has been moved to be a part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. It falls on the anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation. 

The Queen’s Birthday Parade is taking place at Horse Guards Parade in Whiteball; this year, the Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards will be trooped. 

The Prince of Wales will be taking the salute this year and inspecting the Troops of the Household Division on behalf of his mother. The Duke of Cambridge and The Princess Royal will also be with him. 

Other members of the Royal Family will also be there watching from the Major General’s Office at Horse Guards. The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, will be going there themselves in carriages. Other members of the Royal Family may also be watching with them but will not be travelling in carriages. 

At Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty, accompanied by her cousin, The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, will take a salute at the end of the parade.

After she takes the salute, she will be joined on the balcony by the working members of the Royal Family to enjoy the traditional Royal Air Force fly-past. 

This should include The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Kent, and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. In non-Jubilee years, The Queen is typically joined by the entire extended Royal Family. 

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