Trooping the Colour / Queen’s Birthday Parade
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.
Trooping the Colour 2016
The dates for Trooping the Colour and the two reviews in 2016 are:
Major General’s Review – Saturday 28th May.
The Colonel’s Review – Saturday 4th June
Queen’s Birthday Parade – Saturday 11th June
The Coldstream Guards Colour will be Trooped at the Queen’s Birthday Parade this year.
Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign’s Birthday in the summer.
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 and the Reviews which are full dress rehearsals for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.