Trooping the Color 2023: Date announced with roles for Camilla and Kate

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 2: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Chales, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth on the balcony during Trooping The Color on June 2, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from 2-5 June 2022 in the UK and Commonwealth to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Camilla, then Duchess of Cornwall, and then-Prince Chales on the balcony during Trooping The Color earlier this year (Image: Getty)

Buckingham Palace has announced the King’s Birthday Parade will take place on Saturday 17 June next year.

Trooping the Color has been the monarch’s official birthday for over 260 years and in 2023 Charles will make his first appearance as king at the event.

The traditional display of pageantry and pageantry comes weeks after His Majesty’s coronation, which is scheduled to take place on May 6th.

King Charles and Prince William will ride on horseback during the exhibition, while other members of the royal family, including the Queen and Princess of Wales, will watch from carriages and the palace balcony.

It was also announced that three family members had been appointed Colonels within the Foot Guards, including Camilla as Colonel in the Grenadier Guards.

This role was previously held by the Duke of York and has been vacant since he was stripped of his royal titles.

Meanwhile, Kate will become Colonel of the Irish Guards, a role previously held by William, who will inherit the title of Colonel of the Welsh Guards from his father.

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022 - Trooping The Colour

Trooping the Color has marked the monarch’s official birthday for over 260 years (Image: Getty)

There will be no change to the existing colonelcies of the other regiments within the Household Division, the palace said.

Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians take part in the demonstration of military precision, horsemanship and fanfares.

The parade descends the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade and ends with a flyby of the Royal Air Force.

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