Coronavirus: Queen's birthday parade does not take place

The corona virus is now also thwarting the traditional birthday parade of Queen Elizabeth II (93). According to People magazine, Buckingham Palace said in a statement that "in accordance with the government's recommendations" it was agreed that Trooping the Color "will not be traditional this year."

The Royal House also stated in its communication that "a number of other options (…) are being considered in accordance with the relevant guidelines". What exactly is meant by the statement is unclear.

Trooping the Color, a military parade with hundreds of guardsmen in central London, was supposed to take place on June 13, 2020. The highlight of the event each year is the royals, who show themselves to the cheering crowd on the balcony of Buckingham Palace while numerous Royal Air Force planes heat over the castle. The Queen actually has her birthday on April 21, but traditionally celebrates it in June due to the weather.

Corona virus at the Royals

The monarch is currently with Prince Philip (98) at Windsor Castle to protect themselves from the corona virus. The 93-year-old is currently "in good health", as the palace announced in a statement on Friday. Her son Charles (71) has already contracted Covid-19. In addition to slight symptoms, he is doing well, as a spokesman confirmed. He and Camilla (72) had quarantined at Balmoral Castle after consulting the government and doctors in Scotland.