• The Trooping the Colour parade is on June 2
  • Queen Elizabeth II is said to be absent from the salute
  • The reason is health problems

For the first time during her reign, Queen Elizabeth, 96, will be absent from an important part of her Trooping the Colour parade. As the Daily Mail reports, the Queen will skip the traditional salute on June 2.

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Instead, Prince Charles, 73, Princess Anne, 71, and Prince William, 39, will take over this honour. The reason for this is the Queen's health issues, which is why she recently had to cancel several appearances.

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For the salute, Queen Elizabeth usually arrives in front of the military and inspects the soldiers. The parade then proceeds to Buckingham Palace, where the salute is repeated.

The Queen, who recently looked radiant in public, won't want to miss the event entirely. It's quite possible that she will watch the air show with her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The upcoming Trooping the Colour parade is making for many headlines. Already, several spectators were injured when grandstands collapsed at a rehearsal.

In addition, the Queen had to pick and choose which royals will appear on the Palace balcony during the event. It goes ahead on June 2.