Trooping of the Colour is a spectacular annual event that showcases Britain’s pomp and majesty. Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony held outside Buckingham Palace that features over a thousand British soldiers and 200 horses. It is held to mark the
Queen’s Official Birthday.
After the parade, the Royal Family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the crowds and watch a fly-past of airplanes belonging to the Royal Air Force.
When: Every year in June exact date changes each year
Where: Horse Guards Parade by Buckingham Palace
Tickets: It is not necessary to have tickets as you can stand and watch for free but if you wish to have a seat in the stands you need to apply by post in January by sending a stamped addressed envelope to:
The Brigade Major
Headquarters Household Division
London SW1A 2AX
The event is always oversubscribed so tickets are allotted by a ballot system.