Trooping The Colour Will Be Scaled Down For The Second Year In A Row — Find Out All The Details

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Jun. 4 2021, Published 11:10 a.m. ET

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The Trooping the Colour event will look different for the second year in a row. This year, Queen Elizabeth will watch a military parade — but she won't be alone this time around. Instead, she will joined by two aides, in addition to her cousin the Duke of Kent.

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"The Queen will view a military parade in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark Her Majesty's Official Birthday, on Saturday 12 June," a statement from Buckingham Palace read. "The parade will be held by the Household Division, and The Queen's Colour of F Company Scots Guards will be trooped. His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, will accompany The Queen."

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"The parade will be led by the Foot Guards, who will be joined in the Quadrangle by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment," the statement continued. "Music will be played by a Massed Band of the Household Division, which will include the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums. Upon The Queen and The Duke of Kent's arrival in the Quadrangle, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will be greeted by a Royal Salute, and the National Anthem."

The statement added, "The parade will commence with the Musical Troop as the Band plays. The Colour will then be trooped through the ranks, and the parade will conclude with a second Royal Salute. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will then fire a 41 Gun Royal Salute, to mark Her Majesty's official Birthday, from the East Lawn at Windsor Castle." 

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The day after the big event, the Queen is set to chat with President Joe Biden, and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, at Windsor Castle.

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"The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 13th June 2021," a statement from Buckingham Palace, which was obtained by The Royal Observer, read on Wednesday, June 3.

Though the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, passed away in April, she is focusing on work.

"Her family will step up and be by her side, but she will carry on," a former royal aide told PEOPLE. "She understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life."

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