With The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Beating Retreat to look forward to there is plenty going on in June for those of us who enjoy pomp and ceremony.
2nd June – Coronation Day
Gun Salutes at HM Tower of London and Hyde Park to mark the Coronation, in 1953, of Queen Elizabeth II. More about Gun Salutes on our website.
6th June – Trooping the Colour
Colonel’s Review Horse Guards Parade see the parade on The Mall or the corner of St James’s Park.
10th June – Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Gun Salutes at HM Tower of London and Hyde Park to mark the 94th Birthday of HRH Prince Philip.
10th June – Beating Retreat
20:30 on Horse Guards Parade. A spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks. More details and how to get one of the few remaining Beating Retreat tickets
11 June – Beating Retreat
In the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
More details and how to get one of the few remaining Beating Retreat tickets.
13th June – Queens Birthday Parade
The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will be Trooping their Colour in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, on Horse Guards Parade, in what is the highlight of the annual ceremonial calendar.
15th June – 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta
It was at Runnymede, on June 15, 1215, that King John accepted that he would no longer get to make the rules up as he went along. All the rights and freedoms that we now take for granted; uncensored newspapers, security of property, equality before the law, regular elections, jury trials and more all flowed from the Magna Carta.
17th June Unveiling of the restored Hougoumont Farm Waterloo 200 in Belgium
HRH Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall will join Belgium’s Princess Astrid for the reopening of Hougoumont Farm as part of the Waterloo 200
Hougoumont Farm played a crucial role in the outcome of the battle you can find out more about Waterloo 200 and the events taking place to commemorate this historic battle.
18th June – Waterloo Commemorative Service at St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral hosts a commemoration service for the Bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo. This service is by invitation only
21st – June Waterloo 200 Parade
The Waterloo Parade from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall including four European visiting bands (Dutch Army Band, Zurich Police Band, Finnish Navy Band, French Artillery Band) British military bands and 200 school children. The spectacular culmination of the Waterloo commemorations both in Belgium and London
27th – June Armed Forces Day
There are hundreds of events taking place to celebrate Armed Forces Day across the country.
Visit the Armed Forces Day website for details of events near your home.