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The Queen's Birthday Parade will be held on Saturday 17th June 2017 on Horse Guards Parade
The Colour will be Trooped by 1st. Battalion Irish Guards

The postal ballot for tickets to attend The Queen's Birthday Parade opens in January 2017 and closes at the end of February.

Applications to attend the Parade in the seated stands should be sent in January and February 2017 only* to:
The Brigade Major
Headquarters Household Division
Horse Guards
Whitehall
London SW1A 2AX

*any applications received other than during the stated period will not be included in the ballot

Note that applicants from Canada, Australia and New Zealand may instead apply to their respective High Commission in London.

Applications should state how many tickets are required (maximum 3 per application) and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for acknowledgement. (Overseas applicants should provide an International Reply Coupon). Do not send payment at this stage.

A standard acknowledgement will be returned including a reference number. Applications are entered into a ballot to be drawn in March 2017.

Successful applicants will then receive a letter in April, which will include instructions for purchasing the tickets which will cost £30 each.


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

Major General B. J. Bathurst CBE, Major General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District, will take the salute at
The Major General's Review on Saturday 3rd June 2017

and

HRH Prince William of Wales, Regimental Colonel, Irish Guards will take the salute at
The Colonel’s Review
on Saturday 10th June 2017

The application process for the Reviews is as above (but only via The Brigade Major's office and there is no maximum restriction within reason) stating how many tickets are required. Successful applicants will be notified and any payment will then be requested.

Ticket prices for successful Review applicants:
£10.00 each for The Colonel's Review
Tickets are free of charge for The Major General'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.

The processions can also be seen 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.

Dress Code:

The Queen's Birthday Parade: Morning Dress, Lounge Dress, Lounge Suit or Jacket and Trousers, equivalent for the ladies (no denim).
Military personnel may wear Ceremonial Day or other Service equivalent.

Colonel's Review: Lounge Suit or Jacket and Trousers, equivalent for the ladies (no denim).

Major General's Review: Smart Casual (no denim).

NON COMPLIANCE WITH THE DRESS CODE MAY RESULT IN REFUSAL OF ENTRY.

Hats are optional but recommended in the case of hot weather. 


PROVISIONAL FORECAST OF CEREMONIAL AND MILITARY EVENTS IN LONDON AND WINDSOR.

2016  
OCTOBER Schedule for Guard Mounting duties in London and Windsor
Wed 5th Installation of General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen, as the 160th Constable of the Tower of London. The installation of a new Constable takes place within the Tower in a traditional ceremony and involves the Lord Chamberlain, as the monarch's representative, handing the Tower's golden keys to the Constable, as a symbol of his custodianship.
Thu 20th Household Division Concert Series: Band of the Irish Guards in the Guards' Chapel at 7pm. Free admission, retiring collection.
Tue 25th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Household Division French Horns. Free admission, retiring collection.
Sun 30th Change to Winter Guard Order: The Queen’s Foot Guards change back from their red summer tunics into their grey greatcoats for the autumn and winter months.
NOVEMBER  
Tue 1st - Thu 3rd State Visit from The President of the Republic of Colombia, His Excellency President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón accompanied by Mrs María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. The President and Mrs Santos will stay at Buckingham Palace.
Sat 12th Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall
Sun 13th National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph
Mon 14th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales: 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Fri 25th & Sat 26th Household Division Scarlet and Gold Concert at Cadogan Hall.
http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/bands-of-the-household-division-161126/
Tue 29th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Grenadier Guards Clarinet Quartet. Free admission, retiring collection.
DECEMBER  
Tue 20th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Coldstream Guards Jazz Orchestra. Free admission, retiring collection.
   
2017  
JUNE  
Sat 3rd The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour
Sat 10th The Colonel's Review of Trooping the Colour
Wed 14th - Thu 15th Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade at 8.00pm.
Sat 17th The Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour
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 information can be obtained at the official Household Division website