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Princess Kate set to turn down role at Trooping the Colour despite gaining new honour

Members of the Royal Family are expected to appear at the King’s first-ever Trooping the Colour on June 17 – with the Princess of Wales among those set to attend.

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Kate, the Princess of Wales is “not expected” to take on a traditional job at this year’s Trooping the Colour, despite holding a new military role that would see her take a prominent place at the event. Trooping the Colour is a yearly event to celebrate the monarch’s official birthday and is marked by a parade show of hundreds of soldiers. The event holds a key place in the royal calendar and typically takes place every June.

Last year, the Princess of Wales took over the role of Colonel of the Irish Guards from Prince William.

At Trooping the Colour, colonels usually wear full military attire – with some royals such as Princess Anne taking part in horseback.

It has been reported by the Mirror that Kate will not ride on horseback and will, instead, travel to the Horse Guards Parade in a carriage.

According to a previous article by the Daily Mail, the mother-of-three will also not wear military attire.

The Princess Of Wales Visits The Windsor Family Hub

Queen Camilla will also arrive in a carriage, and will not by horseback, and will not wear military attire.

The newly-crowned Queen was recently appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards and was a role previously held by Prince Andrew.

Last year, Kate engaged in various military engagements – including one at Pirbright Training Academy which occurred before she took on the military role.

At the time, Kate visited the academy where she observed how new recruits and serving personnel are trained.

The Princess of Wales Visits The 1st Battalion Irish Guards

The royal beamed as she also got stuck into some of the training exercises at hand.

In March this year, the 41-year-old also took part in some gruelling activities as she visted the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for the first time since taking on the military role.

Kate was kitted out in full military wear as she joined soliders on a snow-covered Salisbury Plain.


The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit ATC Pirbright

As well as Princess Kate and Prince William, various other royals are expected to attend the Trooping the Colour event on Saturday.

The couple’s three children are expected to attend, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and their two teenage children.

Working royals and their children are expected to appear on the balcony, later that day, to watch the RAF Flypast.

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