Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in February and March 2019, with details of the Regiments and Bands on duty.

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  1. The calendar to ensure the Changing of the Guard is scheduled to take place on the day you plan to visit?
  2. The time the Guard are scheduled to change on the day you plan to visit?
    Occasionally the Guard can Mount at different times or without music and ceremony.
  3. Then scroll down the page discover how to see more of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, than a sea of heads and selfie sticks in front of Buckingham Palace!

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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

 

10:45 - Guards and Bands start arriving
11:00 - Official Start Time for the ceremony

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts for 45 minutes

 

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 18 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen s Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas (Full Mount)
Band of the Grenadier Guards (Full Dismount)

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 20 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Irish Guards (Full Mount)
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas (Full Dismount)

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 22 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen s Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas (Full Mount)
Band of the Scots Guards (Full Dismount)

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 24 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 25 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 27 February @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing the Guard Dates March

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 1 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 3 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 4 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 6 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 8 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 10 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 11 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 13 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 15 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 17 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 18 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 20 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 22 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 24 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 25 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 27 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 29 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
36 Engineer Regiment Queen's Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 31 March @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Remarks

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

April Dates are still under review.

We will update the calendar and share the information on the social media channels below as soon as they are confirmed by the British Army.

 

Featured Pages

To see more of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, than a sea of heads and selfie sticks in front of Buckingham Palace, check out these pages:

About Changing the Guard

  • The Queen's Guard
  • Where, when & why
  • The ceremony
  • Best spots to watch

Changing the Guard Guide

Troop Movements

Changing the Guard spans three locations these maps and details of troop movements before, during and after the ceremony can help you see more.

Maps and Timings

Visiting With Children

How the kids can see the Guards, hear the Bands play and avoid a long boring wait in the huge crowds in front of Buckingham Palace.

Visit with Children

Wet Weather Cancellations

The decision to cancel, due to rain, can be made as late as 10:45 on the day, meaning we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Changing the Guard Schedule Updates

Schedules for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are normally confirmed around the 20th of the preceding month.

Dates and Times 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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Walk With the Guards

The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place between three locations Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Wellington Barracks.

To see the entire Guard Mount and end up in the right place at the right time we recommend the award winning Changing the Guard Walking Tour from Fun London Tours.

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Provisional Dates

Dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace shown in the calendar above have been confirmed by the British Army.

We anticipate Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace will take place on Sunday's, Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's between August and May with daily Guard Mounts in June and July.

However, we must stress that these provisional dates have not been confirmed and can change.

Disclaimer - Please Read

Every reasonable effort has been made by changing-guard.com to compile accurate information about the Changing of the Guard ceremony schedules and to keep these up to date.

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