Ceremonial Events Calendar

The State, Royal, and Military Ceremonial Events scheduled to take place in 2024..

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 2024



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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 preceding month

The King's Guard


Windsor Castle Guard

Monday 6

Coronation Day


Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort in Westminster Abbey.

The Coronation

Sunday 12

Cavalry Sunday

12 May-2024

Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association Memorial Sunday in

Time: 10:00 | Venue: Hyde Park


Sunday 12

Graspan Parade

12 May-2024

H.M. Royal Marines Graspan Parade
Venue: Horse Guards Parade and The Mall | Time: 11.45


Sunday 12

Black Sunday

12 May-2024

Coldstream Guards old and new came together for Black Sunday at their annual remembrance day,

Venue: Wellington Barracks - Guards Memorial


Mon 20, Wed 22, Fri 24

The King's Guard will Mount from Horse Guards Parade and march to Buckinham Palace via The Mall following Trooping the Colour rehersals


Saturday 1

The Major General's Review


Trooping the Colour The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour.

Venue: Horse Guards Parade | Tickets: Online from early 2024

Trooping the Colour

8 June

Colonel's Review

8 June 2024

HRH The Princess of Wales, Regimental Colonel,of the Irish Guards, will take the salute at the Colonel's Review.

Venue: Horse Guards Parade | Tickets: Online from early 2024

Trooping the Colour

Saturday 15

The King's Birthday Parade

15 June 2024

The Colours of the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards will be Trooped by No.9 Company Irish Guards at the King's Birthday Parade

Venue: Horse Guards Parade | Tickets: Ballot opens early 2024

King's Birthday Parade

Monday 17

Garter Service

17 June 2024

A service for the Most Noble Order of the Garter will be held in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Venue: Windsor Castle

Garter Service

TBC June

State Visit

Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan have accepted an invitation from His Majesty The King to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom in late June 2024.

Venue: TBC |

State Visits

Tue 16, Wed 17 & Thur 18

Beating Retreat

16, 17 & 18 July 2024

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

Venue: Horse Guards Parade | Tickets: Household Division


Beating Retreat

Wednesday 17

H. M. Queen Camilla's Birthday


To mark the occasion KTRHA fire a 41 Gun Salute in Green Park at noon
and The HAC fire a 62 Gun Salute from the Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 13:00

Gun Salutes

Friday 2- Saturday 24

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

02 - 24 Aug 2024

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 of Edinburgh Castle


Friday 8

Accession Day


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

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

Gun Salutes

Saturday 9
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 10

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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