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Troop the color

Sobre Trooping the Color:

Trooping The Color celebrates Sovereign’s official birthday (his actual birthday is April 21). It has traditionally been held in June to try to enjoy better weather!

The ceremony dates back to at least the early 18th century when the battalion’s colors (flags) were carried (or ‘grouped’) through the ranks so that the soldiers could see and recognize them.

The Queen assists in a horse-drawn carriage and the regiments of the Household Division, her personal troops, parade in front of her. More than 1,400 soldiers are on parade, more than 200 horses and more than 400 musicians.

Ver Trooping the Color Photos .

When: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday in June.

2016 Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016


When the clock in the Horse Guards Building strikes 11 in the morning , the Royal Procession arrives and The Queen takes the Royal Salute. After inspecting the troops and taking them to Buckingham Palace, the Queen appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at 1pm to watch the RAF (Royal Air Force) take off, which is accompanied by a salute of arms at the Tower of London .


The Queen inspects the troops at the Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall and receives the royal salute. He then travels in a carriage and leads the troops to Buckingham Palace. The queen receives a salute and the troops return to the barracks. You can get a good view from St. James’s Park and along The Mall (the road between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace).

Nearest metro stations:

  • Westminster
  • Charing Cross

Tickets: No ticket required, just get there early.

You can request tickets for the seated stands in January and February.

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