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Queen Elizabeth makes rare public appearance for Trooping of the Colour

Completely happy 94th birthday, Queen Elizabeth!

The Queen participated in a public occasion for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown to rejoice her birthday.

On Saturday, the head of the royal household partook in a socially-distanced, slimmed-down model of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony at Windsor Fort to mark her big day, which handed on April 21.

Usually, the Trooping of the Colour features a navy parade, after which a gathering of the Windsor household on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast, based on Individuals. As a substitute, a diminished group of 20 members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards carried out navy drills on the citadel’s garden. The troopers stood six ft aside, as an alternative of their common shoulder-to-shoulder formation. The Queen watched the ceremony from afar, with out her household in tow.

The festivities have been thrown collectively in simply two weeks. That is the first time they occurred exterior of Buckingham Palace in Elizabeth’s 68-year-reign, reviews The Telegraph.

Regardless of her solo standing, the monarch was happy with the honor. Pictures present the longtime ruler smiling broad, whereas wearing a blue coat and matching hat.

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