Travel to The UK
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How and when we'd go there and what are we 'd do once we arrive there
Some places we'd visit around the UK
Trooping the colour: the queen´s birthday.
Although Trooping the Colour is also known as the Queen's Birthday Parade, this prime piece of pageantry doesn't take place on Her Maj’s actual birthday
Carried out on Horse Guards by fully operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry), Trooping the Colour is a military tradition that dates back to the early eighteenth century. Originally it was all about helping soldiers to recognise their own standard in the chaos of battle. Now it's an opportunity for some seriously impressive marching manoeuvres and an excellent opportunity for royalty spotting (other members of the royal family attend, as well as the sovereign).
You can watch along the Mall or from the edge of St James’s Park for free. But you need to arrive well before events begin at 10am to be far enough forward to get a good view.