Throwback: Changing the Guard, Buckingham Palace UK

Buckingham Palace is in the news this week as Queen Elizabeth opens the palace’s grand entrance to the public for the first time. 

  
It brought to mind memories when hubby and I went to see the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It is a colorful event with much pageantry. 

 
There were hundreds of tourists there to see the ceremony which lasts about 45 minutes. 

   
There’s no doubt about it, the guards were impressive. I especially liked watching those who were on horseback.

   
 
The New Guard, consists of a regiment of guards, marches from Wellington Barracks to Buckingham Palace and relieves the present regiment at post.

   
 
The only Changing of the Guard that happens in the United States to my knowledge is at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It’s a solemn ceremony and very different. 

The Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is described by The Royal Trust on its website as a “colorful spectacle and British pageantry”.

  
It’s one of the free attractions to see in London. One that impresses visitors and perhaps, locals. I would go and see it again if the opportunity presents itself.

 

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5 thoughts on “Throwback: Changing the Guard, Buckingham Palace UK

  1. Free is a really good thing especially when travelling in Europe! I do like the changing of the guard as well… we have our’s in Canada each and every day (I assume only during summer πŸ™‚ and it is always fun.

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  2. Witnessing the Changing the Guards at Buckingham Palace, was one of my childhood memories… and the last time we visited England, [which coincidentally also happened to be mid-Sept 2013 – the same time as your photo time-stamp!! πŸ˜€ ] I decided to revisit some of these childhood memories… including this one! πŸ™‚
    I agree, even though it now seems more crowded than I remember, everyone should try to experience this!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, what a cool coincidence! We were part of the crowd watching this. It’s my pleasure sharing travel experiences. Reading blogs bring up memories and inspire me. I’m happy that mine does the same. :))

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