Changing the Guard | Buckingham Palace / Dates & Times

Dates and times for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in January, February and March 2017, with details of the Regiments and Bands on duty.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: From the 16th January 2017 Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace winter schedule and times change. Click on the date you plan to visit, more information will display beside or below the calendar.

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Changing the Guard Dates

Confirmed dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace:

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Times, Regiments & Bands on Parade

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Changing the Guard
November-01-2016 08:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
No Music or Ceremony
No Music or Ceremony

Changes / Exceptions

State Visit

Changing the Guard
November-03-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-05-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn Scots Guards Pipes & Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-07-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-09-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-11-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-13-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
No Musical Support
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

Remembrance Sunday - Cenotaph Parade

Changing the Guard
November-15-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-17-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-19-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-21-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-23-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-25-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-27-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
November-29-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-01-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-03-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-05-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-07-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-09-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-11-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-13-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-15-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-17-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-19-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-21-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-22-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-24-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-27-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-29-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
December-31-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
8 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
02 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Household Cavalry

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
04 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
06 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
08 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
10 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
12 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
14 January 2017 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
16 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

START TIME CHANGES to 11:00

Changing the Guard
18 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
1st Bn Irish Guards Drums and Pipes

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
20 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
22 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
23 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
25 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
1st Bn Irish Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
27 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
29 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
30 January 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
01 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
03 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
05 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
06 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
08 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
10 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums and Pipes

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
12 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
13 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
15 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
17 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
19 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
20 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
22 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
24 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
26 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
27 February 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
01 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
03 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
05 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
Band of the Honourable Artillery Coy.

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
06 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
08 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
10 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
12 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
13 March 2017 16:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
No Music and Ceremony
No Music and Ceremony

Changes / Exceptions

No music or ceremony

Changing the Guard
15 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
17 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
19 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
Royal Yeomanry Band

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
20 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Household Cavalry
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
22 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
24 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
26 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
27 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
29 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
31 March 2017 11:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st Bn Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Ensign carrying the Coldstream Guards Regimental Colours

 

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Walk With The Guards

Changing of the Guard spans three locations – Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Wellington Barracks.

Changing the Guard Schedule Updates

Schedules for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace can change, sometimes at short notice, when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, or as a result of road closures.

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Wet Weather Cancellations

Changing the Guard can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather.

The decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 10:45 on the day.

This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

Provisional Dates

The dates shown in the calendar above have been confirmed by the British Army.

On the 16th January 2017 times and alternate day winter schedule was changed for a trial period of 3 months with roads around the Palace closed to vehicular traffic during Guard Mount ceremony.

Provisional Dates, due to the uncertainty of the situation at the end of the current trial period, are not currently being published.

Updated information will be published on our website, and shared on Facebook , Twitter and Google+, as soon as it becomes available

Walk With The Guards

The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place between three locations – Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Wellington Barracks, information to help you see more than most visitors is in our website, but if you want to guarantee being in the right place at the right time read on.

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