Prince William woke up early this morning to rehearse for the Queen’s annual birthday parade.
The 39-year-old Duke of Cambridge looked very smart in his red and blue military uniform with a traditional bearskin hat.
As he completes the exercise known as the Colonel’s Commentary, he proudly displays countless gleaming medals on his chest.
On June 2, the Queen’s birthday, her Home Office troops march and ride in a cavalry guard parade, usually attended and salutes by Her Majesty.
But this year, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal will take part in the parade as colonels of the Welsh Guard, Irish Guard and Blues and Royals.
Only Willian was in the game today, unlike last week, it went smoothly.
Prince William wakes up early for important rehearsal for London’s important Queen’s Birthday Parade
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, looks very smart in a red and blue military uniform and a black bearskin hat
The famous salute at a real military parade is usually performed by the Queen, but William has stepped in this year
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, salutes as he rides through the parade grounds during the Colonel’s review of the Horse Guards parade
Prince William looks serious as he rehearses famous military birthday event for the Queen in London
Colonel comments same as Queen’s annual birthday parade, but she won’t be attending
By pure coincidence, William’s brother Harry was on horseback playing polo for his US team yesterday
Two people had to be taken to a major trauma hospital after a stand collapsed during a military parade rehearsal on May 21, while three others needed medical attention.
The “horrific” incident occurred in front of a “shocked” crowd of onlookers who had gathered to watch the incident at the Horse Guards parade in London around 11am.
Witnesses said some of the stands collapsed, causing at least one person to fall into the area below.
Following the incident, parts of the stands were evacuated, and London Ambulance and St John Ambulance took the pair to hospital for treatment.
Three other people injured in the incident were treated at the scene and were discharged without hospitalization.
It was revealed last week that for the first time in 70 years, the Queen will not receive a royal salute at a military parade.
The Queen will not receive a royal salute at a military parade for the first time in 70 years, as she will continue to delegate responsibility to senior members of the company.She was pictured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the 2019 ceremony
The news comes as the 96-year-old monarch continues to give more responsibilities to the royal family as she faces “occasional mobility issues”
Two years later, the ceremony had to be scaled back and held in Windsor because of the coronavirus.
This year, the The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal will take part in the parade as Colonels of the Welsh Guard, Irish Guard and Blues and Royals.
according to sunday timesHer Majesty still wants to attend some of the ceremonies that will kick off a four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The news comes as the 96-year-old monarch continues to delegate more responsibilities to the royal family as she faces “occasional mobility issues”.
Earlier this month, Her Majesty the Queen missed the opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years, when Prince Charles and Prince William were empowered to act together on behalf of the Queen at the event.
However, she has been in high spirits at three recent public events this month, including attending the Windsor Horse Show, Windsor’s star-studded Platinum Jubilee celebration and the opening of the Elizabeth Tube Line.
Her Majesty has been present at the cavalry guard parade and has received the royal salute at every military parade during her reign.
Traditionally, at the ceremony following the Horse Guards Parade, the Queen is greeted with a royal gun salute before an inspection of the army.
From her first appearance at the annual military parade until 1986, the monarch would ride horses to ceremonies (pictured at one of her earlier ceremonies)
The monarch is restricted to appearing on the balcony of colour for her family’s working members, the Duke and Duchess of York and Sussex miss out
According to the publication, one option palace officials are considering is for Her Majesty to travel from Buckingham Palace in a carriage to briefly inspect the troops before appearing on the balcony.
Alternatively, Her Majesty can only appear on the balcony after the ceremony.
After the parade, 18 family members will be on the balcony: The Queen; Charles and Camilla; William and Kate with George, Charlotte and Louis; Edward and Sophie and their children Louise and James; Princess Anne and the Navy Lieutenant General Sir Tim Lawrence; Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; Duke and Princess Alexandra of Kent.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie will not be joining the royal family there.
Harry, Meghan and their children will be part of the festivities, but it’s unclear what elements of the four-day Jubilee Weekend they’ll be able to make an appearance.
The balcony façade is often seen as the centrepiece of major royal events, including military parades and weddings, and often sees the Queen’s extended family gather for the air show, a rare opportunity for fans to see the entire extended family people together.
To avoid potential diplomatic pitfalls, the Queen reduced the list to just 16, and was therefore forced to omit some beloved family members, including her beloved grandchildren and their families.