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The Trooping the Colour parade, to celebrate the Queen's birthday has been cancelled for only the second time in her 68-year reign due to coronavirus.

Instead, Windsor Castle will host Welsh Guardsmen and military musicians, who will be socially distanced as they march, at a smaller ceremony to mark the event.

The Queen, who was 94 in April but celebrates it on the second Sunday of June with Trooping the Colour, has only seen it cancelled once before, in 1955, during a national rail strike.

Trooping the Colour is an annual event to mark Her Majesty The Queen's birthday
Trooping the Colour is an annual event to mark Her Majesty The Queen's birthday

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk had five new daily positive cases over the last reported 24-hours, taking its total so far to 2,222, with Suffolk reporting only one case for a third day running, with a total of 1,545.

The UK's daily confirmed cases have seen a rise, to 1,541, with the overall count of cases in the UK so far at 292,950 and the daily death figure being 202.



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