Changing the Guard Schedule for London and Windsor

Until Further Notice:
Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace and
Windsor will take place without Music or Ceremony



The Queen's Birthday Parade 2021

The Colour will be trooped by F Company, Scots Guards

Due to demand, it is necessary to enter an online ballot to obtain tickets to attend the Queen's Birthday Parade in 2021.
Entries to the ballot are only open in January and February each year and are now closed.

The official website for purchasing review tickets can be found at


There are two reviews prior to the Queen's Birthday Parade:

Major General C. J. Ghika CBE, General Officer Commanding London District and Major General Commanding the Household Division, will take the salute at
The Major General's Review
HRH The Duke of Kent KG, GCMG, GCVO, Regimental Colonel of the Scots Guards will take the salute at
The Colonel’s Review

Children must be in possession of a ticket.
There are limited wheelchair spaces for all the parades. Separate applications are required for this facility.
No refund can be given if the events are cancelled for reasons beyond the control of the organiser.

Dress Code:

Trooping the Colour Reviewed by Her Majesty The Queen:
This is a formal State Ceremonial Parade in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Those attending are required to dress accordingly.
Morning dress may be worn.

For all parades:
These are formal military parades and those attending are encouraged to look smart.
Lounge suit or jacket, tie and trousers, equivalent for ladies (no denim, shorts or sandals).
Serving Military personnel may wear Ceremonial Day uniform (with medals) or equivalent.
Hats are optional but are recommended for paying the necessary compliments to the Reviewer and Colours as they pass, as well as giving the necessary protection from the sun.
Umbrellas/parasols are not permitted to avoid obstructing views.



Police will be conducting searches of your personal belongings. As a condition of entry any items such as knives, pen knives, Leatherman and similar articles are prohibited and may be confiscated.

The processions can also be viewed from The Mall. Events begin at approximately 10am.
The Queen's Birthday Parade is also broadcast live on BBC Television in the UK with the fly-past at 1pm.



Music from the Birthday Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle
on Saturday 13th June 2020 is now available to listen and download

More Ceremonial Music recordings are being released by the Household Division over the course of the next few months

Click here for information

and here is an article about the parade and its music including the history of other Birthday Parades held at Windsor


Ceremonial Events Calendar
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