September 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Date Day Time Regiment
Sunday 1st September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Monday 2nd September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Wednesday 4th September 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Friday 6th September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Sunday 8th September 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Monday 9th September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Wednesday 11th September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Friday 13th September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Sunday 15th September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Monday 16th September 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 18th September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Friday 20th September 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 22nd September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Monday 23rd September 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 25th September 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Friday 27th September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Sunday 29th September 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Monday 30th September 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

August 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Date Day Time Regiment
Friday 2nd August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Sunday 4th August 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Monday 5th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Wednesday 7th August 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Friday 9th August 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 11th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Monday 12th August 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 14th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Friday 16th August 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 18th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Monday 19th August 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 21st August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Friday 23rd August 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 25th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Monday 26th August 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 28th August 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Friday 30th August 11:00 F Company Scots Guards

July 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Date Day Time Regiment
Monday 1st July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Tuesday 2nd July 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Wednesday 3rd July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Thursday 4th July 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Friday 5th July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Saturday 6th July 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Sunday 7th July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Monday 8th July 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Tuesday 9th July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Wednesday 10th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Thursday 11th July 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Friday 12th July 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Saturday 13th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Sunday 14th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Monday 15th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Tuesday 16th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Wednesday 17th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Thursday 18th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Friday 19th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Saturday 20th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 21st July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Monday 22nd July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Tuesday 23rd July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Wednesday 24th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Thursday 25th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Friday 26th July 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Saturday 27th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Sunday 28th July 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Monday 29th July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Tuesday 30th July 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Wednesday 31st July 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

June 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Date Day Time Regiment
Saturday 1st June 16:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 2nd June 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Monday 3rd June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Wednesday 5th June 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Friday 7th June 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF
Saturday 8th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 9th June 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF
Monday 10th June 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Tuesday

11h June 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF
Wednesday 12th June 11:00 F Company Scots Guards
Thursday

13th June 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF
Friday 14th June 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Saturday 15th June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Sunday 16th June 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Monday 17th June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Tuesday

18th June 11:00 Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
Wednesday 19th June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Thursday

20th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Friday 21st June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Saturday 22nd June 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 23rd June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Monday 24th June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Tuesday

25th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Wednesday 26th June 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Thursday

27th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Friday 28th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Saturday 29th June 11:00 7 Company Coldstream Guards
Sunday 30th June 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards

MAY 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Date Day Time Regiment
Friday 10th May 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 12th May 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Monday 13th May 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Wednesday 15th May 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Friday 17th May 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 19th May 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Monday 20th May 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Wednesday 22nd May 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Friday 24th May 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force
Saturday 25th May 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Sunday 26th May 11:00 1st Btn Welsh Guards
Monday 27th May 11:00 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
Wednesday 29th May 11:00 1st Btn Grenadier Guards
Friday 31st May 11:00 Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force

The Changing of the Guard

The traditional ceremony of the old guard changing with the new.

Changing of the Guard is one of the oldest and most recognizable ceremonies connected with Buckingham Palace. The correct name of the ceremony known as Changing the Guard is actually Guard Mounting. In this process a New Guard exchanges duty with the Old Guard and both Guards are drawn from one of the regiments of Foot Guards.

A few interesting facts about the Palace Guards.

The traditional ceremony of the old guard changing with the new.

The standard bearskin hat of the British Foot Guards is 18 inches tall, weighs one and a half pounds and is made from the fur of the Canadian black bear.

In the Guards museum there is a bearskin hat you can try on for size. It also has uniforms and medals on display and a history of the foot guards.

If you would like your picture taken with a Guard, At St James' Palace, walk all the way past the courtyard at the Palace and turn round the corner, you are now in Pall Mall at this spot there is a guard standing all on his own. Simply go and stand next to him and pass your friend the camera.

If you’re confused as to which regiment a palace guard is from simply observe the colour of the plume, and the side on which it is worn on the bearskin. Also note the button spacing, the collar badge and the shoulder badge. When all five regiments parade together, they are in the following order; Grenadier Guards on the right flank, then Scots Guards, Welsh Guards, Irish Guards and Coldstream Guards on the left flank.

The Queens Guard

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).

These guard duties are normally provided by a battalion of the Household Division and occasionally by other infantry
battalions or other units. When Guardsmen are on duty, the soldiers are drawn from one of the five regiments of Foot
Guards in the British Army: the Scots Guards, the Irish Guards, the Welsh Guards, the Grenadier Guards and the Coldstream Guards.

The Queen’s Guard is commanded by a Captain (who usually holds the rank of Major), and each Detachment is commanded by
a Lieutenant. The Colour of the Battalion providing the Guard is carried by a Second Lieutenant who is known as the Ensign. The handover is also accompanied by a Guards band. The music played ranges from traditional military marches
to songs from films and musicals and even familiar pop songs.

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