London has a rich history, and much of this history is closely connected with the Royal Family. As well as being the official home of the British monarch, the city regularly hosts a roster of events which help to showcase royal heritage.
Trooping the Colour / Royal Birthday Parade
8th June 2019
The roots of Trooping the Colour go all the way back to the 17th century, and marks the official birthday of the sovereign. On the 8th June 2019, Queen Elizabeth II will take part in the upcoming Birthday Parade at Whitehall’s Horse Guards, alongside other key members of the Royal Family. The event features plenty of pomp and circumstance which the royals are well known for championing, as the Queen travels along the Mall accompanied by the Household Cavalry.
This annual event is a major part of London’s royal calendar and includes a stunning flypast by the Royal Air Force, as well as the traditional wave to the crowd from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
If you’re staying at the San Domenico Hotel London, there are plenty of ways to see the action – but the best way is to simply line up at the Mall along with the thronging crowds. If you get there early, you might be able to secure a space for yourself right by the palace gates for an incredible view. If you’re staying in the city but can’t get to the venue, then you can always see it live broadcast on British television.
Order of the Garter Processing and Service
17th June 2019
The Order of the Garter is one of the monarchy’s most ancient traditions, with spaces in this illustrious order reserved only for those closest to and most trusted by the Queen herself. This event will showcase any new ‘Companions’, as well as featuring a procession and service at Windsor Castle, which can be easily reached via a short train journey while staying at hotels near Kings Road Chelsea London. Key former figures who have attained this office include the likes of Winston Churchill, and each figure is selected personally by the monarch.
Royal Ascot Racecourse
18th – 22nd June 2019
Whilst not technically within London, Royal Ascot is a major event in the Royal calendar, with many of the key figures from the royal family in attendance each year. Queen Elizabeth II is known for her love of horses and horse racing, and she will be joined by many of the other senior royals for a daily carriage procession, as well as watching the action unfold from the royal enclosure.
During your stay at the San Domenico Hotel London, you can enjoy not only horse racing at this event but lots of great British entertainment including afternoon tea and suitably regal surroundings. It’s easily accessible from central London, only around 52 minutes from London Waterloo – and will make the perfect royal day out this June.
Whilst not always posted far in advance, there is the possibility of additional royal engagements by key figures in the royal family throughout the month of June – so check the official website of the British monarchy to keep up to date.