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Queen Elizabeth II won't receive salute at Trooping the Colour ceremony - report

Queen Elizabeth II won't receive salute at Trooping the Colour ceremony - report
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Queen Elizabeth II will reportedly not receive the salute at this year's Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The 2022 ceremony will mark the first time during her 70-year reign that the Queen of England will not receive her usual salute at Trooping the Colour.

The Sunday Times reports that Prince Charles, Prince William, and Princess Anne take her place and receive the salute instead.

Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to celebrate the Queen's official birthday on 2 June. The event is reportedly being modified so she can still attend a part of it comfortably.

The publication reports that the monarch is likely to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the ceremony with the rest of the royal family.

A previous statement from Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch is experiencing "episodic mobility problems". She has recently been delegating duties and public appearances to her son Charles and grandson William. However, she has attended the Windsor Horse Show, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Windsor and the opening of the Elizabeth Line in recent weeks.

Trooping the Colour has been held every year of the Queen's reign except in 1955, when it was cancelled due to a rail strike.

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