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Confirmed dates for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace April 2014 Schedule.

The confirmed dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace in April 2014 are:

April 2014

Daily Changing of the Guard (unless stated otherwise below).

Exceptions:

  1. No musical support Tuesday 8th April
  2. No Changing of the Guard Sunday 13th April

Times for Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

April 2014

- 11:15 Guards,with band, start to arrive at Buckingham Palace.
- 11:30 Official start time for Changing the Guard.
- 12:00 Changing the Guard ceremony ends.

Schedule Changes

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Wet Weather Cancellations

Changing the Guard does not take place in very wet weather at Buckingham Palace.

Any decision to cancel Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, due to wet weather, is made by the Captain of the Guard at the last minute.

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Provisional Schedules

Provisional schedules, for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, are provided to help you plan your visit.

The provisional schedules are for guidance only and can from time to time be different to the confirmed schedule when the Guards are required for other operational or ceremonial duties.

When Are The Dates For Changing The Guard Confirmed?

The confirmed dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is released by the British Army in the latter part of the preceding month. For example the August schedule would be released towards the end of July.

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