Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace – Watch at least once in your life time
Everyone should watch the Queen’s Guardsmen in action at least once in their life. Changing Guard is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard. It encompasses colourful spectacle and British pageantry
The Guard which mounts at Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (which is responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace), and the St. James’s Palace Detachment, (which guards St. James’s Palace). During the ceremony, one regiment takes over from another. The new Guard march to Buckingham Palace from Wellington Barracks.
When Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace
This ceremony lasts about 45 minutes between 11.00-11.45am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from January to March. And also on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 19 June 2017. Then it takes place daily throughout the summer. (Subject to weather)
Some variations to this schedule may take place. Please visit Changing Guard Calendar at British Army website for any variation to the above schedule.
Changing Guard-Queen’s Guardsmen in action. Source: Youtube