Eagle-eyed tourists may have noticed William, Duke of Cambridge himself riding on horseback outside of Buckingham Palace last weekend as he prepped for this Saturday's happenings, most of his face obscured by the fetching, fuzzy black headgear common to royal guards.
Though Trooping the Colour is an annually observed event, recent events lend extra significance to the festivities, as it is the first time since the Royal Wedding when such a large congregation of onlookers can gather publicly to get a glimpse of the Royal Family.
Per Time Out, seated tickets were allocated long ago, but fear not. Initiated Royalists can make an early start of the say and park themselves down the Mall and at the end of Green Park for the best views of the public parade, while a Royal Air Force fly-past can be observed by all. The Queen will travel down the mall to Buckingham Palace with a Royal Procession and much fanfare accompanying her.
Though we poke fun at the undeniable ostentation of TTC, this is a hallowed tradition in British culture that is sure to be a spectacle for out of towers. Grab a coffee the morning of and elbow your way past Union Jack hat-wearing partiers to partake in the madness.
[Photo: Jon's pics, via Flickr]