Before, during and after the Changing of the Guard ceremony troop movements take place between Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace and Wellington Barracks.
10:25: The St James's Palace Detachment of The Queen's Guard form up on Friary Court for inspection
10:30: New Guard form up on the parade square at Wellington Barracks for inspection, while the Band accompanying them play a selection of music.
10:43: St. James's Palace Detachment of the The Queen's Guard step off for Buckingham Palace.
(Sentries remain at their post until replaced by a part of the New Guard).
You can see the Old Guard being inspected, and when present, hear the St James Palace Band, from Marlborough Road from just before 10:25.
10:45: Household Cavalry ride past Buckingham Palace on their way to mount The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards.
10:57: The New Guard step off, from Wellington Barracks, for Buckingham Palace.
11:00: Official start time for the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
11:10: St. James's Palace relief leaves Buckingham Palace.
11:25: St. James's Palace contingent, of the Old Guard, leaves St. James's Palace.
11:37: The Old Guard of The Queen's Life Guard rides past on their way back to Hyde Park Barracks.
11:40: Old Guard leaves Buckingham Palace for Wellington Barracks.
11:45: St. James's Palace Detachment of The Queen's Guard leaves Buckingham Palace.
The Buckingham Palace Detachment of The Queen's Guard then retire to the guardroom.
For the next 24/48 hours the Guardsmen will spend 2 hours on sentry duty and 4 hours off.
Click or tap the map to view routes and details of troop movements before, during and after the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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Confirmed Dates & Times for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
To help younger visitors enjoy Changing the Guard without a long wait in the crowds in front of Buckingham Palace.