Trooping the Colour

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH JUNE 2014

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Processions can be seen from from the Mall. Events begin at approximately 10am | Fly-past 1pm
 
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Trooping the ColourA vibrant display of ceremony and military history, Trooping the Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, marks the second of the Queen's two birthdays (this is the official one, her actual birthday is on 21st April). It's a spectacular piece of pageantry but also a timely reminder of the role of the armed forces who are - in theory, at least - under the Queen's control. Hundreds of well-disciplined soldiers in full dress uniform march past at the Horse Guards Parade, and a different Battalion gives the Royal Salute each year, all accompanied by stirring military music from the massed bands. On the same day, a 41-Gun Royal Salute takes place in Green Park at 12.52pm and there's a 62-Gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. But if you want to avoid the crush at the Mall, you can see the Horse Guards practicing for the grand parade at two smaller rehearsals in the days leading up to the grand event - namely the Major General's Review on the Saturday before and the Colonel's Review on the Saturday two weeks before the Trooping of the Colour.

TICKETS:
The Ballot for tickets for seated stands around Horse Guards Parade opens in January and closes in February. Applications should be made in writing, during January and February only, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Brigade Major, HQ Household Division, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX.

 

About Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the heart of Whitehall, it was the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is still guarded by mounted sentries from the Queen's Household Cavalry. More about Horse Guards Parade

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Underground Stations

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Beating Retreat: Waterloo RememberedBeating Retreat: Waterloo RememberedA pageant of precision drill, horses, cannons and fireworks set to music dating back to the 1690s.10th June 2015Thursday 11th June 2015 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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Beating Retreat: Waterloo Remembered
Trooping The ColourTrooping The ColourMembers of the Royal Family, invited guests and the public celebrate The Oueen's official birthday in the company of troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry). In 2015, the Colour will be trooped by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. This military ceremony dates back to the early 18th century and culminates with a fly-past by 13th June 2015Saturday 13th June 2015 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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