List of Family Members Who'll Stand Beside The Queen in the Traditional Balcony Appearance

Trooping the Colors is a ceremony performed by the regiments of the British Army to celebrate the official birthday of the British monarch. It is also called the Queen's Birthday Parade.

Traditionally, the Royal Family members will have a balcony appearance in Buckingham Palace to watch the fly-past presentation of the Royal Air Force during the Queen's Birthday Parade.

However, this year, a Buckingham Palace's spokesperson revealed the Queen decided who are the family members who will appear in the palace balcony on June 2, 2022.

Her Majesty declared that only working members of her family will take part in the traditional balcony appearance during the fly-past presentation of RAF. 

List of names below:

  • The Prince of Wales
  • The Duchess of Cornwall
  • The Duke of Cambridge
  • The Duchess of Cambridge
  • Children of Prince William and Kate: George, Charlotte, and Louis
  • The Princess Royal and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence
  • The Earl of Wessex
  • The Countess of Wessex
  • Children of Prince Edward and Sophie: Lady Louise and Viscount Severn
  • The Duke of Gloucester
  • The Duchess of Gloucester
  • The Duke of Kent
  • Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy
It was confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children: Archie and Lilibet will be in England in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but won't appear on the balcony with the Queen because they are no longer working royals.

The Trooping the Colors ceremony and the traditional balcony appearance will happen on June 2, 2022, Thursday. It will be the first time that the Queen's Birthday Parade will be held in London since the pandemic. 

Opening of the Parliament

On May 10, 2022, the Prince of Wales represented his mother at the Opening of Parliament. And for the first time, it was Prince Charles who read the Queen's Speech at the State Opening. 

The speech sets out the government's priorities for the new session. Prince Charles was accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, and his son, the Duke of Cambridge.

As the Queen is unable to attend any of her ceremonial duties outside Windsor Castle due to the issue of her mobility, her heir-apparent continues to take loads of duties supported by the Duke of Cambridge.

Asking if the Regency should be set up as the Queen continues to show signs of slowing down in public appearances? 

Royal experts say "no". 

In British monarchy, the Regency will only be set-up if the reigning monarch is already incapacitated and can no longer fulfill his or her duty to the nation as Head of State. 

So far, the Queen is only limiting her workload outside the castle but she is still actively doing her duties by receiving diplomats and guests at her sitting room in Windsor Castle and still conducting virtual conferences, and there's no sign of incapacity.

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