What time is the Queen’s gun salute today?

The Queen’s Parade takes place today, 7 February.

Here’s when to look and how to watch it.

Dog walkers are warned to avoid the area at noon in Green Park


Dog walkers are warned to avoid the area at noon in Green ParkCredit: PA: Press Association

What is the Queen’s gun salute

Royal greetings are fired by military personnel across the UK and abroad on special days such as royal anniversaries and birthdays, and of course to do The Queen’s Platinum Year.

But tradition dictates that when a particular day falls on a Sunday, the royal salute will not take place until the next day.

This year, London’s Green Park will host The King’s Troop’s Royal Artillery Squad to fire a 41 gun.

The Grenadier Guards Band will play celebratory music near the firing position during the run up.

A royal salute typically consists of 21 rounds, this number increases to 41 if fired from a royal park such as Green Park, or from a royal residence.

The gunfire was very loud and dogs walking there were advised to avoid the area.

At the Tower of London, 62 rounds were fired on royal anniversaries.

Basic number 21, plus 20 because the Tower is a royal palace and fortress, plus another 21 because it’s in the City of London, and 41 on other occasions. BILLION

These activities will take place along the waterfront, so all can be seen but the best view is possibly from Thap Bridge.

At both locations, after the ritual began, the guns continued firing at intervals of 10 seconds until the required number of rounds was fired.

What time is the Queen’s gun salute today?

Flag raising ceremony at 12 noon on Monday, February 7 at Green Park.

The salute at the Tower of London will take place at 1pm.

Ear protectors are recommended for those attending the gun salute.

How can I watch the Queen’s gun salute?

You can come along to observe from afar.

The flag-raising ceremony at the Tower is usually very busy.

They are usually televised or put on TV later for everyone to see.

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