Queen Elizabeth's Annual Birthday Parade 'Trooping the Color' Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The revision of Queen Elizabeth's summer diary due to the coronavirus pandemic leads to the cancelation of her annual birthday parade - the latest in a string of affected events this summer. 

Following Government advice, Buckingham Palace announced that Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade will reportedly not take place as per usual this year.

Senior members of the royal family stand on the balcony during the Trooping the Colour on June 11, 2016, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Senior members of the royal family stand on the balcony during the Trooping the Colour on June 11, 2016, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

NO TROOPING THE COLOUR

In the statement shared by Rebecca English from The Daily Mail, the palace said that they are exploring other options within limits, as it read:

"Trooping the Colour will not go ahead in its traditional form. A number of other options are being considered, in line with relevant guidance."

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave to guests attending "The Patron's Lunch" celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday on June 12, 2016, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave to guests attending "The Patron's Lunch" celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday on June 12, 2016, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

OTHER AFFECTED EVENTS THUS FAR

The coronavirus pandemic already saw to the cancelation of the Japanese state visit in addition to the Maundy Service at St. George's Chapel and the Buckingham Palace royal garden parties.

The weekly Changing of the Guard at the palaces have stopped for the time being, and Princess Beatrice had to cancel her Buckingham Palace wedding reception as well.

Slated to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29 at the Chapel Royal in London, it will depend on the virus whether the couple will hold a small ceremony instead. 

HOW THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WORKS

Even though the Queen's birthday is on April 21, centuries of monarchs officially celebrated the occasion during warmer months more suitable for being outdoors - hence the reason for Trooping the Colour initially scheduled on Saturday, June 13.

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This week The Queen, accompanied by Members of The Royal Family, will attend #RoyalAscot. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when Her Majesty & accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. Today The Queen and @hrhthedukeofyork were accompanied by The King and Queen of the Netherlands. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal and The Earl and The Countess of Wessex and @PrincessEugenie and Princess Beatrice and Princess Alexandra was also among The Members of The Royal Family accompanying The Queen. Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911. 📷PA

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Turning 94 this year, the Queen's birthday won't be the joyous celebration of last year when other senior members of the royal family joined her on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch the fly-past. 

THE QUEEN IN SELF-ISOLATION

The Queen is already at Windsor Castle in self-isolation after leaving Buckingham Palace on March 19, a week earlier than her usual trip to Berkshire for Easter.

Prince Philip joined her on the estate the same day after being flown in via helicopter from Wood Farm in Sandringham, and the Queen is expected to stay at the estate well beyond the Easter period.

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Today, The Queen received the outgoing and incoming Commanding Officers of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Commodore Stephen Moorhouse and Captain Angus Essenhigh, in an Audience at Buckingham Palace. . The Queen will move to Windsor for the Easter period tomorrow. For information regarding Her Majesty’s diary, please visit our website (link in bio). . HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the @royalnavy. . The Queen and The Princess Royal attended the commissioning of the ship in 2017. Her Majesty said: . ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth embodies the best of British technology and innovation – a true flagship for the 21st century. . ‘As the daughter, wife and mother of naval officers, I recognise the unique demands our nation asks of you; and I will always value my special link with HMS Queen Elizabeth, her ship’s company and their families.’ . 📸 Press Association

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Last week saw the announcement of UK's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's positive coronavirus test results. 

In the video the PM shared on social media, he shared that he developed "mild symptoms" which included cough and fever, but assured that he would continue the government's fight against the disease while remaining in self-isolation.

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