Changing of the Guard Dates & Times

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

Check the calendar, below, as the Changing of the Guard can occur at different times and on occasions without music or ceremony.

Times for the Changing of the Guard

10:43 - Old Guard leaves St James's Palace for Buckingham Palace

10:57 - New Guard leaves Wellington Barracks for Buckingham Palace

11:00 - Official start time for the Changing of the Guard ceremony

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes

 

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 23 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 25 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 26 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

Bank Holiday

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 28 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 30 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

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

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing the Guard Dates September 2019

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 30 August @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

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

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 1 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 2 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 4 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 6 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry
Band of the Welsh Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 8 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 9 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Welsh Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 11 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 13 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Welsh Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 15 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 16 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 18 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 20 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 22 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 23 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 25 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Friday 27 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Sunday 29 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
Monday 30 September @ 11:00

The Queen's Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

October Dates for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace are still under review.

We will update this 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

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

About Changing the Guard

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.
The Captain of the New Guard makes the decision to cancel at the last minute, meaning we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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.