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Prince William to play major role at King Charles' first birthday parade

Kate Middleton, King Charles are set to steal limelight at King Charles first birthday parade next week

By Web Desk
June 10, 2023
Prince William to play major role at King Charles first birthday parade

Prince William, alongside his wife Princess, will steal the limelight at King Charles III's firsts birthday parade of his reign.

King Charles's eldest son William is set to play a major role at the big event as he's seen cast his eye over the last big practice before Trooping the Colour, the annual public celebration of the monarch's birthday, which will take place at Horse Guards Parade on June 17 this year.

Prince William to play major role at King Charles first birthday parade

The festivities will mark the first birthday parade of the newly crowned King's reign, the late Queen also celebrated the annual event around the same time of year.

The Prince of Wales is well-prepared for the historic ceremony. Kate's hubby led the parade down the Mall in London on horseback. He wore the Guard of Honour Order, complete with a bearskin cap, tunic, garter sash and sword.

A large number of soldiers and hundreds of horses from the Household Division of Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Grenadier and Coldstream Guards paraded for inspection by William during the rehearsal. They carried out complex battlefield drill maneuvers to a program of music, which had what the prince’s office called "a distinctly Welsh theme."

There were also some new tunes composed by members of the Band of the Welsh Guards specifically for the occasion.

Kate Middleton and Queen Camilla will also attract spotlight with their presence at the landmark royal event. The will view music and the parade of the day. It will be a year of firsts, the initial one for the King and the first one for William as Prince of Wales.

It was also the first time Prince William has taken on the rehearsal role since he was made ceremonial Colonel of the Welsh Guards shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth in September. The Trooping the Colour celebration next weekend comes during a busy public period for the royal family.