Officially named, Her Majesty’s Royal Palace And Fortress - Tower of London, is protected by a detachment of the regiment on guard at Buckingham Palace and St James' Palace .
The Tower guard, comprising of one officer, 6 NCO's and 15 soldiers, post sentries outside the Jewel House and the Queen's House.
The sentry at the Jewel House, is there, along with the Yeoman Warders and the Jewel House wardens, to protect the Crown Jewels.
The second post at The Queen’s House is a silent post, where the guard does not stamp his feet or make loud noises, which could disturb the occupants. Even when an officer makes a tour of inspection the sentry will whisper the reply ‘All’s Well’!
Changing Sentries at the Tower of London
The sentries are changed every two hours and you can see them being posted and recieving their orders when you visit the Tower.
Every night the Guards and Chief Yeoman Warder take part in the Ceremony of the Keys, when the Tower of London is locked up for the night.
Tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys are free and provide a chance to see a ceremony that has been performed every night for more than 900 years at the Tower of London.