Enjoy the pomp and pageantry of the Changing the Guard ceremony (image © First Becquart/iStock)
Watch the changing of the Queen’s Guard on the Palace’s forecourt (except in very wet weather). During the ceremony, one regiment takes over from another. The Queen’s Guard consists of the St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace detachments. The New Guard, who during the course of the ceremony become the Queen’s Guard, march to Buckingham Palace from Wellington Barracks. Soldiers gather at St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks from 10am, Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace starts at 10:45am and finishes at approximately 11.30am; please check website for dates; free to attend.