King Charles, Princess Kate to attend Trooping the Colour despite cancer diagnoses

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Prince Charles and Princess Kate to attend Trooping the Colour despite health concerns

This year's Trooping the Colour, the annual military parade marking the official birthday of the British monarch, will be a special one for the royal family, as both King Charles and Kate, the Princess of Wales, will attend, despite recent challenges.

Checklist of Questions Answered

  1. Will Charles take part in all of Trooping the Colour?
  • Answer: The king will modify his typical participation by riding in a horse-drawn carriage alongside his wife Queen Camilla, instead of horseback.
  1. Will Kate join the royal family at Trooping the Colour?
  • Answer: Kate also plans to attend this year's celebration, taking part in the parade and watching the flyover from the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside her husband and children.
  1. Why did Kate issue an apology about Trooping the Colour?
  • Answer: Kate apologized for missing the Colonel's Review, a rehearsal event, prior to Trooping the Colour. She expressed her pride in the regiment, apologized for missing the event, and hoped to represent them again soon.
  1. Will the public see William and Kate's kids at Trooping the Colour?
  • Answer: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, the children of Prince William and Kate, will appear at Trooping the Colour, riding together in a state carriage down the Mall.
  1. Will Prince Harry and Meghan join the royals this year?
  • Answer: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, are not expected to attend this year's king's birthday parade, as they now live in California and are no longer senior working royals.
  1. What happens during Trooping the Colour?
  • Answer: The parade begins at Buckingham Palace, traveling down the Mall to Horse Guards Parade before returning to Buckingham Palace. Over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians participate in the event, with the royal family first watching from a balcony and then joining the king on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark his birthday with a flypast.

This year's event will be particularly special, as it marks the second as king for Charles and the first public appearance since her cancer diagnosis for Kate. While the Princess of Wales continues her chemotherapy treatments and learns to navigate uncertainty and her healing process, she expressed excitement for the event in a statement released on June 9, 2024. Stay tuned for more updates on this year's Trooping the Colour and the royal family!

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