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Royal events in the UK

Each year the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom is issued a limited number of tickets or places to Royal events to give to Canadians.

Information on how and when to apply will be posted on this page when these details are available. You are encouraged to check the page regularly and to follow the High Commission on Facebook or X (Twitter). You can also subscribe to the Canada Plus monthly e-newsletter.

Please note that all events receive far more applications than spaces. A random electronic ballot will be run for each. You will only be notified if your name is drawn. If you have any questions, please LDN.PublicAffairs@international.gc.ca.

Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond to your email if the answer is contained in these pages. Please read all information carefully.

In order to streamline applications, the High Commission is using online applications only. All applications must be submitted using the links below. Email or paper applications will not be considered.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and we may not have a chance to review all applications until after the deadline. Ensure you fill out the form completely.

Before inputting your information, please prepare all your documents. The information on your application form has to exactly match the information on your passport.

The application period is a fixed time period. Applications cannot be accepted before or after this period.

Online registration systems for some events are held on a third party website. Personal information on this site will be used solely by the High Commission of Canada for the purposes of Royal events. By completing an application to attend a Royal event, you give your consent to the High Commission of Canada to process your personal data and share it with the Buckingham Palace for the purpose of nominating you to attend a Royal event. The data will only be used for the Royal event nomination process.

Canadians may apply for each of the 3 Royal events, if they are eligible for all.

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Royal Garden Parties

Dates for 2024

The application period is now open. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2024 at 16:00 GMT.

Apply to attend a Royal Garden Party

Please note the following requirements:

Only successful applicants will be informed by email. Instructions for invitation collection will follow. Invitations must be collected from Canada House on Trafalgar Square on the date specified in the confirmation email. You and your guest will be asked to present the valid passports you used to apply, and if the information does not match exactly the information given in the application form, we will be unable to release the tickets to you. We are not able to mail your invitations. Detailed dress code information, entry points, security instructions are included in the email sent to all successful applicants. Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, we cannot respond to enquiries if the answer can be found in the email or on our website.

General dress code information

Ladies: Day dress with hat or Uniform (No medals). Trouser suit may be worn. Gloves are optional.
Gentlemen: Morning coat, Lounge suit or Uniform (No medals).
*National dress may be worn
*Chains of office may be worn

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour, or His Majesty The King’s Birthday Parade, takes place in June of each year. The Parade is organized by the Household Division and Canadians are allocated a limited number of spaces to the Parade itself and the full dress rehearsal Parade reviewed for HRH The Duke of Cambridge, taking place the weekend beforehand.

Dates for 2023

The application period is now closed. The deadline to apply was Sunday, April 23, 2023, 11:59 GMT.

Trooping the Colour, reviewed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge: Saturday, June 10, 2023. Tickets are £15 each.

Trooping the Colour, reviewed by His Majesty The King: Saturday, June 17, 2023. Tickets are £30 each.

Please note the following requirements:

Only successful applicants will be informed by email by Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with instructions on payment methods and ticketing. Detailed dress code information, entry points, security requirements are included on the back of the ticket. Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, we cannot respond to enquiries if the information is found on the back of the ticket.

Unsuccessful applicants will be held on a wait list. If any tickets are returned, they can be reallocated.

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Royal Ascot

Tuesday, 20 June – Saturday, 24 June 2023

The application period is now closed. The deadline to apply was 24 May 2023 at 16:00 GMT.

Apply here

Attending the Royal Enclosure at Ascot in 4 steps:

  1. Complete the registration form online and provide scanned passport copies when prompted.
  2. After the deadline, if you are successful, you will be sent instructions on how to apply for your badge(s) on the Royal Enclosure website.
  3. Follow the instructions, complete the Badge Request Form and submit it directly on the Royal Enclosure website.
  4. The Royal Enclosure Office will contact you with information on how to obtain your Badge. 

Please note the following requirements:

Full details regarding the Royal Enclosure can be found on the Ascot website.

Useful information

Prices for badges in the Royal Enclosure:

Dress code in the Royal Enclosure is strict. Full details can be found on the Ascot website. Failure to comply with the dress code may result in the removal of your Royal Enclosure badge.

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