The Queen canceled the celebration because she felt it would be inappropriate due to the coronavirus pandemic, a royal source told CNN on Saturday.
The Palace is expected to celebrate the Queen’s 94th birthday on April 21 on social media. All family-related affairs, including phone and video calls with family members will remain private, according to the source.
The Queen, who is the head of the United Kingdom’s armed forces, gets a chance to review her army during the military parade. It traditionally moves from Buckingham Palace down the Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with members of the royal family traveling on horseback or carriage.
Last year, more than 200 horses, 400 musicians and 1,400 officers took part in the parade.
There are no alternative plans to mark the Queen’s official birthday, the royal source said.