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The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to mark Prince Philip's birthday. It will take place at Gun Wharf -- that cobbled path between the Tower and the river.
The old fella is going to be 98 years old this year, so 62 loud bangs probably isn't going to do him much good. Maybe they should stick with a simple birthday cake next year.
Only another two years to go before he gets a special telegram from his missus.
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.
If you like gun salutes and military parades, then check out our guide to London's parades and ceremonies to see what's else is on.
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62-gun salute for Prince Charles’ birthday – 14 Nov 2019 – The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to make sure everyone knows it's Prince Charles' birthday.
Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London – Every night – The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years
Changing the Guard at Horse Guards – Every day – Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but it's less crowded and takes place every day
Yeoman Warder tour, at the Tower of London – Every day – One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
4 O’Clock Parade, or Dismounting Ceremony – Every day – The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Wartime Posters — The Art of Persuasion – 6 Apr to 24 Nov 2019 – An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II.
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