When does the Trooping the Colour parade take place?
The Trooping the Colour ceremony marks the official birthday of the monarch. The first or second Saturday in June is chosen for the mild weather.
Her Majesty the Queen takes the salute from hundreds of officers and bands as they march along The Mall to Whitehall. The pageantry is spectacular and the ceremony draws many tourists from around the world.
The Queen’s personal birthday is April 21.