A friend and I were lucky that we arrived just in time for the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. We really didn’t plan to watch one but I guess, it was our lucky day. The sky was blue, too! And as expected, there were flocks of tourists at Buckingham Palace ground. At the entrance, everyone wanted to take a selfie with the guard and his horse – me included. 😀
The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace is an event where the new guards take over the old guards.
The ceremony usually takes 45 minutes.
It shows the pomp and pageantry of the British highly-trained infantry soldiers.
These guards are sometimes called the Queen’s Guard.
As you can see, they look fabulous in their red tunic uniform and a bear skin hat.
They are known for their serious face, no matter how you entertain them with funny antics.
But of course, there were few instances when few of them can’t hold their emotions. 😀
The guards don’t just protect the palace but also St. James’s Palace.
There’s a daily ceremony from April to June. And from July-August, the ceremony is held on alternate days. You should check their website for the days and time.
See these horses? They’re really nice ones. They’ve got silky tails!
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
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- The Photogenic Millennium Bridge
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- 10 Things to See at the British Museum
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