Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

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

To avoid disappointment please check the calendar, to ensure the Changing of the Guard is scheduled to take place and the time the Guard will change, then scroll down or click Where to Watch for suggestions to help you see and enjoy all of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

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

Friday 19 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

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

Where to Watch

Remarks

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 21 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

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

Remarks Easter Sunday

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 22 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Balaklava Company 5th Bn. The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Full Mount)
Band of the Scots Guards (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Remarks

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 24 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Household Cavalry (Full Mount)
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Full Dismount)

Where to Watch

Remarks

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 26 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

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

Where to Watch

Remarks

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 28 April

Queen's Guard:
No Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Musical Support:

Remarks

London Marathon

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 29 April @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Balaklava Company 5th Bn. The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Remarks

Changing of the Guard Dates -May 2019

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 1 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 3 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

Horse Guards 1 1400 – 1600 hours

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 5 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 6 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 8 May @ 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

Friday 10 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Irish Guards
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

Trooping the Colour Rehearsal
The Queen's Guard Mounts from Horse Guards Parade

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 12 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 13 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

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

Remarks

Trooping the Colour Rehearsal
The Queen's Guard Mounts from Horse Guards Parade

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 15 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles (Full Dismount)

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 17 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

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

Remarks

Trooping the Colour Rehearsal
The Queen's Guard Mounts from Horse Guards Parade

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 19 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 20 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Irish Guards (Full Mount)
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 22 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 24 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Saturday 25 May

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

Trooping the Colour - Major General’s Review
Admin Mount Guard Mount

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Sunday 26 May @ 08:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

Admin Mount - Westminster Mile

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Monday 27 May @ 08:00

Queen's Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

Admin Mount - Vitality 10k

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 29 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

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

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

Friday 31 May @ 11:00

Queen's Guard:
Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force

Musical Support:
Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Band of the Welsh Guards

Remarks

 

Where to Watch

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace

June 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.