Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace


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

As a detail, notice how many sentries are in 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 the prince william and kate middleton They went out on 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 takes custody of Buckingham Palace is called the Queen's Guard and is divided into two detachments, that of Buckingham Palace itself and that of the 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 Scottish Guard, the Irish Guard, the Welsh Guard, the Royal Grenadiers and the Coldstream, being these the ones most often 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 as it is a show with a music band included. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace It is done at 11:30 am, which is when the new guards arrive from Wellington headquarters. The ceremony takes place in the Palace courtyard and lasts about 40 minutes. If you go from May to July you can spend any day as it is done daily, but if you go on another date it is best to stop by to watch as it is done on alternate days.

Changing Of The Guard At Buckingham Palace, 19.04.2019. (November 2020)


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