Changing the Guard | Buckingham Palace / Dates & Times

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Changing the Guard is schedule to take place days marked with a red dot on the calendar. Times and details for the day,
which appear below the calendar, should always be checked as the Queen's Guard can mount at different times and on occassions without music or ceremony.

We update the calendar and share subsequent changes to the schedule on social media as soon after notification as possible.

 

 

Changing the Guard Dates

Confirmed dates for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
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Changing the Guard
Wed 02 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri 04 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
The Royal Canadian Artillery Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun 06 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion The Mercian Regiment

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

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon 07 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
The Royal Canadian Artillery Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed 09 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri 11 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon 14 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Royal Yeomanry Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed 16 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri 18 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun 20 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon 21 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed 23 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri 25 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun 27 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon 28 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed 30 August 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
-

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri01 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun03 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon04 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed06 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri08 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun10 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon11 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards?
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed13 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri15 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions
Birthday of Prince Henry of Wales

Changing the Guard
Sun17 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon18 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed20 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri22 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sun24 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st?Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
1st?Bn. Irish Guards Corps of Drums or Drums & Pipes

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Mon25 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Battalion Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wed27 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Fri29 September 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Battalion Royal Logistic Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No St James's Palace Band

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sunday 01 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Monday 02 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wednesday 04 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Friday 06 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sunday 08 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Monday 09 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wednesday 11 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Friday 13 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Grenadier Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sunday 15 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Irish Guards

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

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Monday 16 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wednesday 18 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Friday 20 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Welsh Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sunday 22 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Monday 23 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
3 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Wednesday 25 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Friday 27 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Irish Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Scots Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

Changing the Guard
Monday 30 October 2017 @ 11:00 hours

QUEEN'S GUARD
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support
Band of the Coldstream Guards
No Band at St James's Palace

Changes / Exceptions
No changes notified

 

 

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

 

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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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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.