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Royal calendar thrown into chaos after Buckingham Palace new announcement

Trooping the Colour and other royal events are at risk of being cancelled

By Web Desk
May 23, 2024
Royal calendar thrown into chaos after Buckingham Palace new announcement

King Charles has raised doubts over his decision to postpone engagements ahead of a slew of major royal events next month.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace on Thursday, it was revealed the royal family will steer clear of royal duties as British politicians gear up to kick off their elections campaign.

A spokesperson for the monarch said: “Following the Prime Minister's statement this afternoon calling a General Election, The Royal Family will – in accordance with normal procedure – postpone engagements that may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign.”

“Their Majesties send their sincere apologies to any of those who may be affected as a result.”

Prince William also issued a statement via Kensington Palace to apologize for calling off his May 23 engagement at last-minute, vowing to reschedule it for future date.

As per reports, King Charles and Queen Camilla’s upcoming trip to France for 80th anniversary of D-Day has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled.

Trooping the Colour, the Order of the Garter, Holyrood Week and Royal Ascot are also expected to be held on scheduled dates.

However, upcoming state visit of Emperor of Japan could be cancelled alongside Founders Day Parade to Royal Hospital Chelsea.