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Buckingham Palace: Changing of Guards

“Changing the Guard will take place at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle on the following days in July 2011:

Buckingham Palace
August - odd days (1, 3, 5, etc.)
September - even days (2. 4, 6, etc.)
October - even days
November - odd days
December - odd days from 1 - 21 December inclusive, then 24, 27, 29, 31 December

Windsor Castle
NB - changing the guard does not take place on Sundays
August - even days
September - odd days
October - odd days
November - even days
December - even days from 1 - 24 December inclusive, then 27, 29 December

Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old 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. ”
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