Trooping the Colour – Sat 11 June 2016


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In June each year the highlight of the ceremonial calendar, Trooping the Colour, also known as ‘The Queen’s Birthday Parade’ takes place on Horse Guards Parade in London. Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign’s Birthday in the summer.

The Queen’s Birthday Parade will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 on Horse Guards Parade and the Colour will be trooped by No.7 Company Coldstream Guards. 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at 12.52pm and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours. More than 1,400 officers and men and approximately 400 musicians from the Massed Bands of the Household Division take part in Trooping the Colour.