Watch troops from the Household Division honour the Queen’s official birthday with Trooping the Colour, a fantastic military parade that has taken place in London for two centuries.
Experience a traditional ceremony full of military pomp and pageantry with Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade
Marking the Queen’s official birthday, this annual event usually features hundreds of officers, horses and musicians from the Household Division in ceremonial uniform.
The Queen herself attends the ceremony. She is first escorted in a carriage from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade. There, she carries out an inspection of her troops, before leading her guards in a parade back to Buckingham Palace. Once at the palace, the Queen takes the salute, and guns are fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London Finally, she joins other members of the Royal Family on the palace balcony to watch the Royal Air Force flypast.
Usually, events begin around 10am and the RAF flypast takes place at 1pm.