King to take part in Trooping the Colour from carriage

Trooping the colour
[PA Media]

King Charles III will take part in next month's Trooping the Colour despite his cancer treatment, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

But the monarch is expected to inspect soldiers from a carriage rather than on horseback.

The Princess of Wales's role at the event will be taken by an military official, as she continues chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer.

The ceremony, to be held on 15 June, traditionally sees the royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Last year, the King inspected troops from horseback during the event, which is filled with pomp and military pageantry and held to mark the Sovereign's official birthday.

This time, he will conduct the review seated in an Ascot landau carriage with Queen Camilla.

Lt Gen James Bucknall will carry out the role of Inspecting Officer on behalf of Catherine at the traditional Colonel’s Review.