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Trooping the Colour will not go ahead in its traditional form in 2021

Published 19 March 2021

Following consultation with Government and other relevant parties it has been agreed that The Queen’s Official Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead this year in its traditional form in central London. Options for an alternative Parade, in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, are being considered.

The annual Garter service, usually held in June, will not take place this year.

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