Buckingham Palace said the Queen’s official birthday celebration will not go ahead in its traditional form in June. Thousands of well-wishers usually attend the annual event in central London.
The palace added that other options, including an alternative parade at Windsor Castle, are being looked at.
The annual Garter service in June has also been called off.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “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.”
Last year, the Queen marked her official birthday with a mini Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle, where she has spent much of the pandemic.
The monarch was the only spectator at the socially-distanced military ceremony.
More than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians usually take part in the display of pomp and pageantry.
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