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The Household Division


Headquarters Household Division sits within the larger Headquarters London District with the unique responsibility for delivering State Ceremonial and Public Duties, primarily in London & Windsor. The Headquarters is based at Horse Guards on Whitehall.

State Ceremonial includes events such as The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), State Opening of Parliament, State Visit, the national act of remembrance at the Cenotaph and bespoke events of national importance. Public Duties include mounting the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, The Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and at Windsor Castle along with Guards of Honour and ceremonial Guards.