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 the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade: 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 Horse Guards Parade including those on parade as colonels of regiments.
Last year was the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards on parade, this year it’s Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards.
The way the ballot for tickets work is: everyone who wants tickets to the Troop should apply 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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Hope all can send in Your Ballot and get a chance to see this event. The event is very exciting and memorable. All who can attend please do as ascribed on the ballot and hopefully you can be chosen. Have a Happy New Year To all in 2014 and Good Luck!!!
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