41-gun salute to mark Prince Philip’s birthday

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Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
12 noon
5 AM to midnight (Mon-Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Free to watch

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There will be a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday (better known as Prince Philip).

It will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA), and take place in the north-eastern corner of the park, a short distance from Speaker's Corner.

The old fella is getting on a bit now -- can you believe that he's going to be 97 years old? And he probably still works ten times harder than me!

Important note: Prince Philip's birthday is actually on the 10th June, and that's when they usually hold the gun salute. But for some unknown reason they have pushed it back to the 11th this year.

There are quite a few military parades taking place this month, so you might also like to check out our calendar of military events and list of parades in London.

 

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If you enjoy Hyde Park then you might like to visit Green Park (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Green Park), Kensington Gardens (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Kensington Gardens), Regent’s Park (catch the train from Marble Arch to Regent’s Park) and St. James’s Park (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to St. James’s Park)

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