Queen plans return to Buckingham Palace and birthday 'to go ahead as normal' - ...

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is hoping to return to Buckingham Palace to mark her official 95th birthday "as normal", a senior royal aide has claimed.

PUBLISHED: 10:41, Sun, Jan 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 10:52, Sun, Jan 10, 2021

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The Queen is determined to host the Trooping the Colour parade in its full splendour in London - if the pandemic will allow it, a source has said. With June set to be a very important month for the Royal Family, the monarch wants to gather her family at Buckingham Palace to celebrate crucial milestones with the stunning military parade.

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And, in the wake of the support the Army is providing during the coronavirus pandemic, she is also understood to want to give full honours to the Armed Forces she leads.

A senior royal aide told The Sunday Times: "The current plan is for the Queen's birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time.

"But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen."

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No final decision has been made yet and the scale of the parade will be confirmed only in the spring, in accordance with the Government guidelines and the number of coronavirus infections in the UK.

queen news queen elizabeth ii birthday trooping the colour 2021 royal family newsThe Queen is hoping to hold a full-scale Trooping the Colour parade this year (Image: GETTY)

queen news queen elizabeth ii birthday trooping the colour 2021 royal family newsRoyals standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour (Image: GETTY)

This year's Trooping the Colour, the Queen's official birthday, will take place on June 12 - just two days after Prince Philip turns 100.

The parade, royal aides have told the newspaper, is set to be both an official and "family occasion".

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may also attend this poignant event alongside other members of the Royal Family, as the parade traditionally see the participation of both senior and non-working royals.

The Sussexes last appeared in an official royal ceremony in England in mid-March last year, when they attended the Commonwealth Day Service.

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queen news queen elizabeth ii birthday trooping the colour 2021 royal family newsPrince Philip is turning 100 this year (Image: GETTY)

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