Changing the Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard in April and May 2019.

The calendar, below, has the dates the British Army have confirmed the Windsor Castle Guard is scheduled to change.
Please check the date, you plan to visit, as changing the Windsor Castle Guard can take place at different times and on occasions without music or ceremony.

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard

 

10:45 - New Guard Step Off from Victoria Barracks

 

11:00 - Official Start Time

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts around 30 minutes

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 16 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 18 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 20 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 23 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 25 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 27 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
1stBattalion Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 28 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 30 April @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

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

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Dates - May 2019

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 2 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Balaklava Coy. 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 4 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 7 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 9 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 11 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Waterloo Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 14 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Waterloo Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 16 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 18 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 21 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 23 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 25 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 28 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force

Musical Support:
Central Band of the Royal Air Force

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 30 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
Central Band of the Royal Air Force

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Friday 31 May @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment

Musical Support:
Band and Bugles of The Rifles

Where to Watch

Changing the Guard
Windsor Castle

Dates for June 2019 are still under review.
We will update the calendar and share the information on the social media channels below as soon as the dates and times are confirmed by the British Army.

Where Others Go From Here

Changing the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor and whether you want to watch the actual Guard Mount ceremony inside Windsor Castle or see the Guards marching up the High Street the pages below should help:

Guard Mount Ceremony

  • Windsor Castle Guard
  • Where, when & why
  • The ceremony
  • Best spots to watch

About Changing the Guard

High Street Parade

Where to see the Guards and Band marching to and from Windsor Castle Guard Mount.

Route, Map & Pictures

Visiting Windsor Castle

A guide to Windsor Castle and how to get tickets

Visiting Windsor Castle

Wet Weather Cancellations

The Windsor Castle Guard change can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather.

The decision to cancel due to inclement weather is made, by the Captain of the Guard, sometimes as late as 10:40 on the day.

This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Castle.

Changing the Guard Schedule Updates

Schedules for the Changing the Windsor Castle Guard 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, and as a result of Castle closures.

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Provisional Dates

Dates for Changing the Windsor Castle Guard, shown in the calendar above have been confirmed by the British Army.

Provisionally the Windsor Castle Guard are expected to change on Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Saturday's between August and May with daily Guard Mounts in June and July.

There is normally no Windsor Castle Guard change ceremony on a Sunday

Please Note: that provisional dates and times can change.

Disclaimer - Please Read

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

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