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The Queen's Birthday Parade will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 on Horse Guards Parade.
The Colour will be trooped by 1st. Battalion Coldstream Guards.

The postal ballot for tickets to attend The Queen's Birthday Parade opens in January 2016 and closes at the end of February.

Applications to attend the Parade in the seated stands should be sent in January and February 2016 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 2016.

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 E. A. Smyth-Osborne, 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 28th May 2016

and

Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, Regimental Colonel Coldstream Guards, will take the salute at
The Colonel’s Review
on Saturday 4th June 2016

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.

2015 Welsh Guards' 2015 Centenery - Special Events http://www.welshguards2015specialevents.org.uk/
AUGUST Schedule for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor
Mon 3rd 48 hour Guards begin at Buckingham Palace and Windsor
Fri 7th - Sat 29th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo www.edintattoo.co.uk/tickets
SEPTEMBER Schedule for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor
Wed 9th Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest serving Monarch surpassing Queen Victoria who reigned 63yrs 217 days.
The Queen's Speech: An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in Her Own Words
Tue 29th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Free admission, retiring collection.
OCTOBER  
Tue 20th The President of The People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping, accompanied by Madame Peng Liyuan will make a State Visit and will stay at Buckingham Palace. Guard of Honour Ceremony by the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, Corps of Drums and Welsh Guards Band from 11:45am onwards on Horse Guards Parade. Arrival of the Royal Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment accompanied by The Band of the Household Cavalry.
12 noon: Gun Salutes by KTRHA in Green Park and by HAC at The Tower of London.
Tue 27th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Free admission, retiring collection.
NOVEMBER  
Sat 7th Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall
Sun 8th National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph
Thu 12th RAF in Concert at Cadogan Hall, London
http://www.airtattoo.com/concert-tour/raf-in-concert
Sat 14th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales. 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Hyde Park, Park Lane at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Sun 15th Irish Guards Association Annual March to The Guards Memorial
Tue 24th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Free admission, retiring collection.
DECEMBER  
Wed 2nd - Thu 3rd Scarlet and Gold 2015 concert at Cadogan Hall. Tickets are available from Cadogan Hall:
http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/bands-of-the-household-division-151203/
 
2016  
APRIL  
Thu 7th - Sat 9th Royal Marines Mountbatten Festival of Music at The Royal Albert Hall
MAY  
Wed 25th - Thu 26th Royal Marines Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade
Sat 28th The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour
JUNE  
Wed 1st - Thu 2nd The Rifles Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade
Sat 4th The Colonel's Review of Trooping the Colour
Wed 8th - Thu 9th Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade
Sat 11th The Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour
Mon 13th The Garter Ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
   

More information can be obtained at the official Household Division website