The latest royal event to have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic is Trooping the Colour.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “In line with Government advice, it has been agreed that The Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead in its traditional form.
“A number of other options are being considered, in line with relevant guidance.”
The public event is the annual national celebration of the Queen’s official birthday and traditionally it takes place in June. This year, the event was scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 June and the Queen was set to celebrate her 94th birthday.
Thousands of people usually line the streets around the Palace to send their well-wishes, while the royals watch the festivities from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
However, this year, we won’t see the royal family, but we’ll miss George, Charlotte and Louis the most. Trooping the Colour is one of the rare occasions where we get to see the Cambridge children in public. Prince William and Kate have become regulars at the parade over the years, with their children always stealing the show.
Last year, Prince Louis made his debut at the event and was seen waving enthusiastically at the fly-past.
Still, Prince William and Kate delighted fans last evening, by sharing a sweet video of George, Charlotte and Louis supporting all of the first responders helping combat coronavirus across the U.K.
The video, which was shared on their official social media accounts, shows the Cambridge children stand side by side clapping in appreciation.
It was part of a social media campaigns named “Clap For Our Carers” where citizens across the U.K. take a moment to show thanks to those on the front lines of the medical crisis.