Buckingham Palace: New Changing the Guard Schedule


One of Buckingham Palace’s most iconic ceremonies – Changing the Guard – switches to fixed days in an attempt to tighten security within the park.

“This new programme allows the public, visitors, motorists and businesses to forward plan following new road closures on guard change days which were introduced in December as part of ongoing security measures aimed at keeping the public safe,” according to a Royal Parks spokesman.

From the 16th January through to March, the Changing the Guard ceremony, also known as ‘Guard Mounting’, will be held on the same days each week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, rather than alternate days.

The ceremony will also take place earlier in the day, between 10:15 and 11:45 GMT, this allows for the roads to reopen in time for lunchtime traffic.

From April to July, the Changing the Guard ceremony will take place daily.

For a more detailed schedule see the British Army website. Please note that this schedule is set by the British Army and is subject to change.

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