British Queen celebrates

King Charles is set to take part in the Trooping the Colour ceremony next month, opting to inspect the soldiers from a carriage rather than on horseback.

This decision comes as the King continues to fulfill his public duties while receiving treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer.

The ceremony, a highlight of the royal calendar, will take place on June 15. However, the Princess of Wales is not expected to attend due to her chemotherapy treatment following a cancer diagnosis. Back in March, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) removed a previous claim on its website that she would be participating in the event.

During the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, King Charles will review the Guardsmen and officers from an Ascot Landau carriage, accompanied by the Queen. This marks a change from last year's event, where Charles inspected the troops on horseback. The adaptation aligns with earlier Buckingham Palace briefings, which indicated that each royal engagement would be reviewed and adjusted based on medical advice.

King Charles has been engaged in a busy schedule since returning to public duties just over four weeks ago. However, due to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's recent announcement of a surprise summer General Election, the monarchy has postponed any engagements that might divert attention from the election campaign.

For the traditional procession to and from Horse Guards Parade, Charles is likely to travel by carriage with the Queen. He is expected to watch the Trooping ceremony from a seated position on a dais alongside the Queen, rather than participating on horseback. Photo by Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD, Wikimedia commons.