Section 1: The Trooping the Colour parade holds a special place in the royal calendar, featuring the presence of numerous Crown members. However, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Will George, Charlotte, and Louis be part of the celebration?
A Time-Honored Tradition. Since 1748, the Horse Guards have commemorated the British monarch’s birthday with the magnificent Trooping the Colour military parade. On June 17th, Charles III will experience his inaugural parade as King, a few weeks after his splendid coronation at Westminster Abbey. This eagerly awaited event offers spectators and television viewers the chance to catch a glimpse of active members of the royal family. Joining the procession will be Princess Anne, Prince Edward, as well as their spouses and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the late Queen Elizabeth II’s cousins, along with the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, according to Hello magazine.
Presence of Prince William and Princess of Wales are expected to attend the grand affair, with sightings of the Prince of Wales in traditional Welsh guard attire during rehearsals, gracefully mounted on his horse. Although Buckingham Palace has not yet made an official announcement regarding their children’s participation, it is highly likely that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will join the military parade, as they did last year. In 2022, the young trio made their enchanting debut in a horse-drawn carriage, captivating the onlookers. Later, on the balcony of the Royal Palace, the delightful antics of the youngest Prince of Wales brought joy, while his older brother George playfully had his mouth covered by his cousin Savannah Phillips, the daughter of Peter Phillips and his former wife Autumn Kelly.
The Sussexes’ Attendance.
While Queen Elizabeth II extended an invitation to the Sussexes for Trooping the Colour last year, this year’s event reportedly does not include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as mentioned in the Daily Mail.
The growing divide between the couple, now residing in the United States, and the British Crown has become more apparent, particularly with the release of their Netflix documentary and The Surrogate. Additionally, Prince Harry is currently engaged in a legal battle against Mirror Group Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and Sunday People. During the recent court proceedings, Prince Harry, formerly in a relationship with Chelsy Davy, accused certain journalists of utilizing illegal wiretaps to craft articles about his personal life.
Stay tuned to discover the latest updates on Charles III’s momentous birthday parade and the royal family’s participation in this prestigious event.
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