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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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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
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The Major General's ReviewThe Major General's ReviewThe Major General's ReviewThe Major General's Review which takes place at Horse Guards Parade two weeks before the Trooping of the Colour, held to mark The Queen's official birthday. It's the first of two rehearsal reviews carried out in the weeks before the birthday parade and it's free to view but you do need a ticket - apply in advance by sending your ticket requirements2018-05-26T00:00:00+01002018-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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PRICING  £5
DATES  Saturday 26th May 2018
VENUE  Horse Guards Parade 
The Major General's Review which takes place at Horse Guards Parade two weeks before the Trooping of the Colour, held to mark The Queen's official birthday. It's the first of two rehearsal reviews carried out in the weeks before the birthday parade and it's free to view but you do need a ticket - apply in advance by sending your ticket requirements... More about this event
 
The Colonel's ReviewThe Colonel's ReviewThe Colonel's Review which takes place at Horse Guards Parade on Saturday 8th June is the second of two rehersal reviews carried out in the weeks before the Trooping of the Colour, held to mark The Queen's official birthday. You need a ticket for the seated area - apply in advance by sending your ticket requirements to: The Brigade Major, Headquart2018-06-02T00:00:00+01002018-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Animal Shows
PRICING  £10
DATES  Saturday 2nd June 2018
VENUE  Horse Guards Parade 
The Colonel's Review which takes place at Horse Guards Parade on Saturday 8th June is the second of two rehersal reviews carried out in the weeks before the Trooping of the Colour, held to mark The Queen's official birthday. You need a ticket for the seated area - apply in advance by sending your ticket requirements to: The Brigade Major, Headquart... More about this event
Trooping the ColourTrooping the ColourTrooping 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 l2018-06-09T00:00:00+01002018-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horse Guards Parade,   Whitehall      SW1A 2AX
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event > Exhibitions
PRICING  £35, Free to watch from the Mall
DATES  Saturday 9th June 2018
VENUE  Horse Guards Parade 
A 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 l... More about this event
 
 

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