The public is advised that the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place Saturday morning (8 June) along Front Street, Hamilton.

The parade gets underway at 10am and as a result, there will be traffic restrictions in place starting early Saturday morning.

The public is encouraged to come out and view the event which will feature the pomp and pageantry of the marching units from The Royal Bermuda Regiment, Royal Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda Police Reserves, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Bermuda Regiment Junior Leaders and the Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps.

The Queen’s Birthday Parade celebrates the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The origins of this parade dates back to the reign of King George III “when members of the British Household Division mounted a ceremonial parade in London; ever since a day has been set aside as the Sovereign’s Official Birthday”.

In Bermuda, a ceremonial military parade is held to mark the occasion.

Organised by the Royal Bermuda Regiment, the parade includes the Regiment Guards and Colour Party, the Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Reserve Police, Bermuda Junior Leaders and Sea Cadets.