It may be just a year since Diamond Jubilee fever swept the nation, but royal celebrations are set to return to the capital again this summer, with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony scheduled for June 15th.
Otherwise known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade, the spectacle has been held since 1748 in honour of the reigning British monarch’s official birthday, and features hundreds of full dress uniform-clad soldiers marching past the Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, fittingly accompanied by live military music and culminating in the Royal Salute. A particular highlight of the event will include a separate 62 gun salute, which will take place at 1PM on the dot at the Tower of London.
Trooping the Colour can be seen from the Mall for free, and is the perfect opportunity for anyone based in London working towards a qualification such as a finance degree to sample the UK’s rich royal heritage.
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