Happy New Year. For Royalists, the New Year doesn’t just mark a change of calendar, it marks the start of the short window and long battle to get tickets to Trooping The Colour.
Tickets for Trooping The Colour are allocated via ballot and between now an February, applications must be sent should you wish to attend.
Trooping The Colour is a traditional parade performed by one of the 5 regiments of footguards to Her Majesty every year, where the regiment’s colour is paraded in front of Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family watching from Wellington Barracks and those on parade as colonels of regiments.
Last year was the Coldstream Guards on parade, this year it’s the Welsh Guards. Click here to read our guide to Trooping The Colour.
The way the ballot for tickets work is, everyone who wants tickets to the Troop should apply, as mentioned, between January-February, then in March, all those applications are ‘mixed-up’ and put into a ballot, then a certain number are taken out and those are the people whom the tickets are allocated to.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get tickets.
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