Trooping the Colour
The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June. In 2013 Trooping the Colour, which is also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, will be held on 15 June.
Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely.
Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.
Our concierge team will be at hand to tell you the best spots from where to watch the parade. To find out more about the history and facts on the Trooping the Colour, please visit www.royal.gov.uk