Ever since the world was in a total lockdown, Queen Elizabeth II finally made her first major public appearance in the Trooping the Colours 2020 which also marks the celebration of her official birthday. However, the celebration wasn’t exactly what the audience used to see considering that there are now ground rules to follow for social distancing. Even the Trooping the Colour parade was cancelled and fortunately, Her Majesty doesn’t seem to mind.
It was announced last March that the 2020 Trooping the Colours ceremony will not go in its traditional form given the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The whole celebration was smaller than the usual and for the first time in years, the Trooping the Colour ceremony didn’t proceed in a very traditional manner. The Queen herself was only flanked by two officials as she sits under an awning on the quadrangle of Windsor Castle, where the three of them maintains a one-metre distance between them. Even the members of the 1st Battalion of the Welsh stood six feet apart while they were serenading their monarch.
It was considered as the Queen’s first major public appearance ever since Britain was in lockdown and since the middle of March, Queen Elizabeth has been staying inside Windsor Castle together with Prince Philip.
On Her Majesty’s speech, she gave high praises to healthcare professionals and even sent words of encouragements and safety messages to everyone. In her televised address, the queen was more hopeful as she delivered a very optimistic a message that mirrors what she said on Easter, that the coronavirus will not overcome her and her people.- Advertisement -
On the event, Queen Elizabeth wore an ensemble by Stewart Parvin that includes a light blue dress, and a hat designed by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. The rest of the members of the royal family celebrated the Queen’s 94th birthday privately as they send greetings through video calls and social media posts. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are now officially senior members of the royal family had a video call with the Queen. Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the other hand, wished the Queen a happy birthday via the official twitter account of Kensington Palace.