Her Majesty The Queen will be accompanied by her cousin, The Duke of Kent, at this year’s scaled down Trooping the Colour. His Royal Highness will join Her Majesty at the event at Windsor in June following the death of The Queen’s husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Trooping the Colour, which usually takes place in London, will be held at Windsor Castle for the second year running owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. This year’s parade, however, is expected to feature more military personnel than last year.
Buckingham Palace sources have also said that following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the end of a period of mourning for Prince Philip, Her Majesty The Queen will be increasing her public engagements once again.
It is also expected that The Queen will travel to Cornwall in June to meet with United States President, Joe Biden. The President will be in Cornwall for the G7 meeting. Though plans are yet to be finalised, it is rumoured that The Queen will be joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as well as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of a strategy to impress the world leaders gathered.
Her Majesty The Queen was pictured in Portsmouth last weekend as she visited the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The Duke of Kent has accompanied The Queen at Trooping the Colour before. In 2013, The Duke of Kent stood in for Prince Philip who was recovering from surgery in hospital.
Trooping the Colour 2021 will take place on Saturday 12th June. Stay with Royal Circular for all the latest Trooping the Colour news and developments.