It is with great sadness that we hear of the news about Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and the Nation at this time.
Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace, this weekend’s Birmingham International Tattoo will be postponed. Further information on the rescheduled date will be notified as soon as available and ticket holders should retain their tickets until further notification.
As an event that features the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force each year, the sad news hits us particularly hard, as each year we perform in her honour and were due to celebrate her 70 years of service at the Resorts World Arena this weekend.
The Queen as Sovereign was Head of the Armed Forces, she was also a wife, mother and grandmother of individuals either having served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces. The Queen held the position of Colonel-in-Chief of numerous regiments in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth and the position of Lord High Admiral in the Royal Navy, supported by other Members of the Royal Family who have special relationships with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. In addition, the Queen had strong links with the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom and with Commonwealth Air Forces.
The Queen was also patron of Royal Star & Garter, one of the Tattoo’s chosen charities.