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Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo 2008

The world's largest inhabited castle will be hosting its first ever Royal tattoo from Thursday 8 May to Saturday 10 May 2008. Regiments that have fought for Queen and country are coming together in a military extravaganza.

Armed Soldiers on foot

Windsor Castle

Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 May 2008 | Windsor Castle | Windsor

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend this military event. Click below to watch a news report on the dress rehearsal:

For a hassle free journey to and from Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo have a look at BBC Berkshire's travel tips:

The Royal Tattoo will include musical and military displays from the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Household Cavalry, Bearskins, pipes, Busbies and many more. There'll also be demonstrations from recently returned units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan .

War medals

War Medals

Throughout the evening, live narration will be accompanying re-enactments and shows telling the story of British soldiers who've been posted everywhere from The Balkans to Sierra Leone.

Special guests at the grand finale will be Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

BBC Berkshire has a series of shows lined up for the Tattoo.  Andrew Peach will be speaking to the organisers and finding out how the show was created with such military precision.

Windsor Castle

The Bearskins

There'll also be regular updates from our reporter, Roger Stamp. Plus David Sheppard  will be presenting late night Royal Tattoo specials on Thursday 8 May to Saturday 10 May 2008 from 10pm to 1am.

Click below to see the fantastic photos from Windsor Castle's Military spectacular:

Tickets cost £15 - £45.  Car Parking spaces cost £5. Gates open at 6.30pm, performances start at 8.30pm. Tickets can be booked by calling 0871 230 5570.

The  Windsor Royal Tattoo will be aired on BBC1, 3.25pm on Sunday 11 May 2008.

All profits raised from the event will go to The Royal British Legion.

Visit the official website for more information:

last updated: 09/05/2008 at 16:11
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