Department for Culture Media and Sport
|9 January||Birthday of The Duchess of Cambridge|
|20 January||Birthday of The Countess of Wessex|
|6 February||Her Majesty's Accession|
|19 February||Birthday of The Duke of York|
|1 March||St David’s Day (in Wales only, see note 1)|
|10 March||Birthday of The Earl of Wessex|
|11 March||Commonwealth Day (second Monday in March)|
|17 March||St. Patrick's Day (in Northern Ireland only, see note 5)|
|21 April||Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen|
|23 April||St George’s Day (in England only, see note 1)|
|9 May||Europe Day (see note 4)|
|2 June||Coronation Day|
|10 June||Birthday of The Duke of Edinburgh|
|15 June||Official Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday|
|21 June||Birthday of The Duke of Cambridge|
|17 July||Birthday of The Duchess of Cornwall|
|15 August||Birthday of The Princess Royal|
|10 November||Remembrance Day (second Sunday in November, see note 2)|
|14 November||Birthday of The Prince of Wales|
|20 November||Her Majesty’s Wedding Day|
|30 November||St Andrew’s Day (in Scotland only, see note 1)|
|Also.......................||The day of the opening of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty (see note 3)|
The day of the prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty (see note 3)
If The Queen is to be present in a building, you should get in touch with:
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH
Telephone 020 7211 2307
1. Where a building has two or more flag poles the appropriate national flag may be flown in addition to the Union Flag but not in a superior position. UK Government buildings within the wider Whitehall area may fly the national flags alongside the Union Flag on their appropriate saint days.
2. Flags should be flown at full mast all day.
3. Flags should be flown on this day even if Her Majesty does not perform the ceremony in person. Flags should only be flown in the Greater London area.
4. The Union Flag should fly alongside the European Flag. On UK Government buildings that only have one flagpole, the Union Flag should take precedence.
5. The Union Flag only should be flown.