Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 31 May 2024

What’s going on? A reasonable question in the circumstances: Princess of Wales will NOT be returning to duties in June: Kate Middleton is not taking part in Trooping the Colour rehearsal next month, palace confirms in rare update

The Princess of Wales will not attend the Colonel’s Review – the traditional rehearsal for Trooping the Colour – on June 8, royal officials confirmed today in a rare update as she continues her chemotherapy treatment.

Buckingham Palace also said King Charles III will travel in a carriage with Queen Camilla for Trooping the Colour itself on June 15 and will not be on horseback.

Charles, 75, will conduct the review of soldiers at his official birthday parade from an Ascot Landau carriage with Camilla, which is understood to be an adaptation based on doctors’ advice while the monarch continues to have treatment for cancer.

For the Colonel’s Review, Lieutenant General James Bucknall, the former commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, will be the inspecting officer on behalf of Kate.

The Princess, 42, who is also undergoing cancer treatment, would have been due to take the salute in normal circumstances in her role as Colonel of the Irish Guards.

But Kate continues to stay away from public royal duties during her chemotherapy while she rests at home, and will only return when doctors give her the all-clear.

It comes after the Army removed a claim made in March on its website that Kate would be appearing at Trooping the Colour and had begun selling tickets – which caused confusion after Kensington Palace said it had not confirmed her attendance.

MailOnline understands the attendance of other Royal Family members at Trooping the Colour events will be confirmed nearer the time of each one.

During Trooping the Colour, which takes place on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, the King will carry out the review of the Guardsmen and officers from the carriage.

The change from last year’s ceremony, where Charles inspected the troops on horseback, reflects earlier Buckingham Palace briefings where it was highlighted that each engagement by the King would be reviewed and adaptations made when advised by doctors.

Earlier this year on March 5, the Ministry of Defence removed a claim made on its website that Kate would attend events to mark Trooping the Colour.

Tickets had gone on sale via the Army website advertising Kate reviewing a ‘practice’ parade for the first time on June 8 in her role as honorary colonel of the Irish Guards.

It also announced that Charles would be reviewing his own official birthday parade on June 15 at Horse Guards.

But within minutes of the tickets going on sale, there were warnings that the MoD may have ‘jumped the gun’.

Kensington Palace sources made clear that they were ‘not consulted’ on the MoD announcement and said that any confirmed attendance by the Princess would be made ‘only’ by themselves.

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