Queen cuts major role from Trooping the Colour to save Prince Andrew from embarrassment


THE QUEEN has cut a major role from the Trooping the Colour ceremony so as not to embarrass Prince Andrew, it was reported.


The Queen will not appoint a new royal colonel yet to save Andrew from embarrassment (Image: Getty)

However, the Queen, who has also held the title herself in the past, will not appoint a new royal colonel, to spare the Duke’s embarrassment, the Times reported.

Instead, the Grenadier Guards will be represented by Major General Roland Walker.

Major Walker is a senior British Army officer, currently serving as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff.


Prince Andrew at the Trooping The Colour in 2019 (Image: Getty)

He is an Afghanistan veteran and former commanding officer of the regiment.

Prince Andrew’s legal battle with Ms Giuffre ended with a multi-million pound settlement in Feruary.

During the negotiations, Andrew kept denying the allegations against him.

Trooping of the Colour, which will take place on June 2, is a parade of different regiments of the British and commonwealth armies to mark the official birthday of the Queen.

The monarch, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, continues to experience “episodic mobility problems” and her attendance at events depends on her day-to-day health.

The Grenadier Guards, which traditionally take part in the parade, is an infantry regiment of the British Army.

It can trace its lineage back to 1656 when Lord Wentworth’s Regiment was raised in Bruges to protect the exiled Charles II.

Since then, the regiment has filled both a ceremonial and protective role as well as an operational one.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marks the sovereign’s 70th year on the throne in a momentous celebration.


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