Trooping the Color – Windsor’s roads have been closed as people demanded to avoid non-essential trips around town
Windsor is expected to see a series of road closures ahead of Trooping the Color – as people are urged to avoid non-essential trips to the town of Berkshire today (Saturday 12 June).
Security measures are in place in the city ahead of the Queen’s official birthday celebrations, which take place behind closed doors at Windsor Castle this morning – with the Red Arrows set to fly a flypast.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead urges people to stay at home.
The Council said: “The best view of the Queen’s official birthday is at home. Watch BBC 1, 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., or stream online. Please do not visit Windsor this weekend. end to watch the Queen’s official birthday.
“Events at Windsor Castle are not open to the public.
“Temporary road closures today for the safety of those involved in the Queen’s official birthday. They are likely to cause disruption. Please determine if your trip can wait until later today.
“You wouldn’t be able to see anything if you were here in Windsor.”
Roads affected by the closures include St Leonard’s Road, Frances Road, Osborne Road, Kings Road and Albert Road.
Thames Valley Police said additional security measures were in place in Windsor during the celebrations.
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A spokesperson said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her official birthday today, with the Trooping of the Colors being held in private within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
“Thames Valley Police would like to remind those in the city today to know that additional security measures are in place for your safety.
“There will be a range of visible security measures, such as officers on patrol, as well as not-so-visible security measures.
“We encourage everyone in Windsor today to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicion to officers.
“The audience is our extra eyes and ears for the force, so if you see or hear anything suspicious, please report it.”