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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Buckingham Palace hesitates to confirm King Charles Trooping the Colour plans

King Charles' office makes major announcement about his overseas trip but delays to confirm Trooping the Colour plans

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
Buckingham Palace delays to announce King Charles Trooping the Colour plans
Buckingham Palace delays to announce King Charles Trooping the Colour plans

Buckingham Palace has made surprising announcement about King Charles III's first overseas trip since his cancer diagnosis, but hanging back to confirm the monarch's Trooping the Colour plans.

The 75-year-old King, who became the first monarch to appear on horseback for the Trooping the Colour last June, is expected to break the tradition of riding on horseback by travelling via carriage during this summer’s Trooping the Colour parade.

King Charles' office seems to be hesitant to reveal the monarch's plans about the much-awaited royal family's event.

However, the Palace has confirmed "forthcoming engagements will be adapted where necessary" to accommodate for the King’s recovery following his cancer treatment.

"The King is most likely to be taking part in Trooping via carriage this year but a final decision is yet to be made," a source told The Times.

It's being claimed that that Palace does not want King Charles to take any risk on his big day while battling with cancer as an incident involving a fidgeting horse during last year’s event appears to have done little to persuade courtiers to convince the King to appear on horseback again this year.

Buckingham Palace hesitates to confirm King Charles Trooping the Colour plans

King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Prince William and other senior royals will wave while watching the fly-past on the Buckingham Palace balcony, however, it's yet to be confirmed whether Kate Middleton would join them as she's undergoing preventative chemotherapy following her cancer diagnosis.

However, Buckingham Palace on Friday confirmed that the King will commemorative event to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings at the British Normandy Memorial in northern France on June 6 in his first overseas trip since being diagnosed with cancer.

Charles and Camilla will head to France, where the couple made a three-day state visit in 2023, after attending the UK´s national commemorative event in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5.

A palace spokesman has already revealed that the King's diary would be "carefully calibrated" over the next few weeks and months to account for the monarch's continued recovery.