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Prince William leads Trooping the Colour rehearsal ahead of bank holiday weekend

Prince William leads Trooping the Colour rehearsal ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Duke of Cambridge will ride on horseback during the platinum jubilee celebrations next weekend

The Duke of Cambridge has led a dress rehearsal in London today for the Trooping the Colour parade ahead of next week’s celebrations.

The colour of the Irish Guards will be trooped at this year’s event and ウィリアム王子, as Colonel of the Regiment, led the full dress rehearsal at Horse Guards Parade 土曜日.

ウィリアム, 馬に乗って, oversaw the 90-minute rehearsal for the annual military spectacle which will this year kick off the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations during the long bank holiday weekend.

ザ・ bank holiday weekend will run from Thursday 2 6月から日曜日 5 6月e and will see four days of events, トゥルーピングザカラーを含む, a party at the Palace, and a platinum jubilee pageant.

女王, 96, has been facing mobility issues since she was hospitalised overnight in October last year. Earlier this month Buckingham Palace said that Her Majesty’s attendance at the events would not be confirmed until the day-of.

It is believed the Queen could view the ceremony from a raised platform but Buckingham Palace has said her presence at the Jubilee events may not be confirmed until the day.

If the Queen does delegate her salute duties at Trooping the Colour, which has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for more than 260 年, then her eldest son, プリンスオブウェールズ, may take her place.

土曜日, William watched as more than 1,500 soldiers and 350 horses carried out complex battlefield drill manoeuvres.

They included Devon-based trooper Samuel Wallace, 24, who is the first practising Rastafarian in the Household Guards.

The Army views him as one of its most impressive junior soldiers and he has been made part of the royal escort team for the ceremony.

より多い 7,000 guests watched as the soldiers and military horses carried out some of the most challenging drills to a programme of music.

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