Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

The famous London Changing of the Guard (Guard Mounting) takes place in front of Buckingham Palace , the official residence of the English Royal Family in London and is the process that takes place in the new Royal Guard , which exchanges positions with the group who until then was in charge of the security and custody of access to the royal residence. Thousands of tourists witness it every day as it has become one more attraction of the many that London offers.

As a detail, take note of how many sentries there are at the front. If there are 4 the Queen is in the Palace, while if there are two she is not. It was in this palace that Prince William and Kate Middleton went out onto the balcony to greet their countrymen once they were married and where the classic kiss took place. In addition, in its interior rooms is where the wedding celebration took place.

The Guard that is in charge of the custody of Buckingham Palace is called the Queen’s Guard (Queen Guard) and is divided into two detachments, Buckingham Palace itself and St. James Palace . The teams are made up of battalions from the Cavalry Division and, on some occasions, by other infantry battalions. If the guards are on duty they are dressed in the uniform of one of the five regiments of the British Army , which are the Scots Guards, the Irish Guards, the Welsh Guards, the Royal Grenadiers and the Coldstreams , these being the most commonly used and the most famous, those in red uniforms and black fur hats.

If you have the chance to see it, I totally recommend it since it is a show with a music band included. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place at 11:30 a.m., which is when the new guards arrive from Wellington Barracks. The ceremony takes place in the courtyard of the Palace and lasts about 40 minutes. If you go from May to July you can spend any day since it is done daily, but if you go on another date it is best that you stop by to look since it is done on alternate days.