Ceremonial Events Calendar

The State, Royal, and Military Ceremonial Events scheduled to take place in 2023 including the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III   in Westminster Abbey.

On this page you will find links to everything you need to know about Ceremonial Events taking place, in and around London, including their origin, what you will see and how to attend them.

From watching the troops of the Household Division honouring The King's Official Birthday in an awe inspiring parade to a concert in the Guards Chapel ceremonial events take place throughout the year.

Confirmed dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are here.

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Ceremonial Events 2023



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Changing the Guard

Schedules for Changing the King's Guard at Buckingham Palace and the Windsor Castle Guard are normally confirmed around the middle of the preceeding month

The King's Guard

Windsor Castle Guard

Wed 25 - Sun 29
January 2023

Winter Music Festival
25-29 January 2023

Household Division in the Royal Military Chapel,

Time: | Venue: The Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, SW1E 6HQ | Free to watch


Wednesday 25
January 2023

Band of the Scots Guards

Burns Night concert at 7.00pm

Time: 19:00 | Venue: The Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, SW1E 6HQ | Free to watch


Saturday 6
May 2023

Coronation Day

His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort are crowned in Westminster Abbey.

The Coronation

Saturday 3
June 2023

Trooping the Colour
03 June 2023

Trooping the Colour The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade

Trooping the Colour

Saturday 3
June 2023

Colonel's Review
10 June 2023

HRH The Prince of Wales, Regimental Colonel, Welsh Guards will take the salute at the Colonel's Review

Trooping the Colour

Saturday 17
June 2023

The King's Birthday Parade
17 June 2023

The Colours of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will be Trooped at the King's ceremonial birthday parade

King's Birthday Parade

Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6
July 2023

Beating Retreat

The Household Division Beating Retreat is a spectacular evening of pageantry, military music, horses and fireworks in a not to be missed event


Beating Retreat

Fri 4 - Fri 26
August 2023 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 04 - 26 August 2023

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands on the Esplanade od Edinburgh Castle


Friday 8

Accension Day


Gun Salute to mark the Accension of HM The King Charles III to the throne .

Time: 12:00 | Venue: Hyde Park | Free to watch

Gun Salutes

Saturday 11
November 2023

The Lord Mayors Show


Your chance to see the City of London’s businesses, Livery Companies, charities, Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and Londoners from all walks of life come together to enjoy a splendid celebration steeped in history


Sunday 12

National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph



Remembrance Sunday

Wednesday 15

HM The King's Birthday


Gun Salute to mark the occasion of HM The King's birthday.

Time: 12:00 | Venue: The Green Park | Free to watch

Gun Salutes




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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard is one of the most popular attractions in London.

Find out when Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place, along with information, tips and maps to help you see more of this colourful ceremony.

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