Changing Guard Dates & Times Buckingham Palace

Dates, times and details of the regiments and bands scheduled for the Changing of the Guard ceremony, at Buckingham Palace, in April, May and June 2016.

Changing the Guard is scheduled to take place on days marked with a red dot,( ), on the calendar.

These dates can change, sometimes at short notice, due to road closures, and when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties.

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Confirmed Dates for Changing the Guard

Click the date you plan to visit for details of the regiment and bands scheduled to mount the Queen's Guard.

Times, changes and details will display to the right or below the calendar, depending on the device you are using.

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Changing the Guard
March-30-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

24 Hour Guard

Changing the Guard
March-31-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

24 Hour Guard

Changing the Guard
April-01-2016 11:30

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
April-02-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-03-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-04-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-05-2016 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
April-06-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-07-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-08-2016 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
April-09-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-10-2016 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
April-11-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-12-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-13-2016 11:30

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
April-14-2016 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
April-15-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-16-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-17-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-18-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-19-2016 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
April-20-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-21-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-22-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-23-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

48 Hour Guard
London Marathon on Sunday

Changing the Guard
April-25-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-26-2016 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
April-27-2016 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
April-28-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-29-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
April-30-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-01-2016 11:30

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
May-02-2016 11:30

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
May-03-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-04-2016 11:30

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
May-05-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-06-2016 11:30

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
May-07-2016 11:30

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
May-08-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Honourable Artillery Coy.

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-09-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-10-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-11-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-12-2016 11:30

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
May-13-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-14-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-15-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-16-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

New Guard mounts from Horse Guards

Changing the Guard
May-17-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-18-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

State Opening of Parliament.
Guard Mount (2) from Horse Guards will be re-scheduled

Changing the Guard
May-19-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-20-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

New Guard mounts from Horse Guards

Changing the Guard
May-21-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-22-2016 11:30

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
May-23-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

New Guard mounts from Horse Guards

Changing the Guard
May-24-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-25-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-26-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-27-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
May-28-201611:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Massed Bands

Changes / Exceptions

Major General's Review

Changing the Guard
May-29-2016 08:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
No Musical Support
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

08:00 Guard Mount no music or ceremony

Changing the Guard
May-30-2016 08:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
No Musical Support
No Musical Support

Changes / Exceptions

08:00 Guard Mount no music or ceremony

Changing the Guard
May-31-2016 11:30

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
June-01-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-02-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-03-2016 11:30

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
June-04-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Massed Bands
Massed Bands

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-05-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-06-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-07-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-08-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-09-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-10-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-11-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Massed Bands
Massed Bands

Changes / Exceptions

Queen's Birthday Parade

Changing the Guard
June-12-2016 08:00

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

08:00 Guard Mount

Changing the Guard
June-13-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-14-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-15-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-16-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-17-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-18-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-19-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-20-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-21-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-22-2016 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
June-23-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-24-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-25-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-26-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-27-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Royal Welsh

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-28-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-29-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

Changing the Guard
June-30-2016 11:30

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Changes / Exceptions

No changes notified

About Changing the Guard

Learn more about Changing the Guard

  • The ceremony
  • Where to stand
  • Routes the Guard take
  • Where to get the best pictures
  • Getting to Buckingham Palace

Visiting With Children

Standing in the huge crowds in front of Buckingham Palace can make a visit to the Changing of the Guard ceremony a daunting experience for younger children.

Let the kids see the Guards and Bands without a long boring wait.

Future Dates

Dates in the calendar have been confirmed by the British Army.

Provisional dates, for the ceremony which normally takes place daily from April to July and on alternate days from August to March are also available.

Wet Weather Cancellations

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

A decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 11:15 on the day.

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

The Queen's Guard

There are five regiments of Foot Guards in the Household Division, the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards , Scots Guards, Irish Guards and the Welsh Guards, who normally provide the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace.

FAQ

Answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we receive.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you can't find an answer to your question.

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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However, schedules can and do change from time to time, sometimes without notice, meaning we cannot guarantee the Changing of the Guard ceremony will take place on the dates stated or accept any responsibility for loss or inconvenience caused by using the information provided on this website.