Britain London Changing of the Guard

British soldiers, members of the House Guards participate at the Changing of the Guard ceremony, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, June 16, 2014. Changing the Guard is one of the oldest and most familiar ceremonies associated with the Royal Palaces. In 1689, the court moved to St James’s Palace, whichContinue reading “Britain London Changing of the Guard”

British soldiers, members of the House Guards participate at the Changing of the Guard ceremony, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, June 16, 2014. Changing the Guard is one of the oldest and most familiar ceremonies associated with the Royal Palaces. In 1689, the court moved to St James’s Palace, which was guarded by the Foot Guards. When Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace in 1837, the Queen’s Guard remained at St James’s Palace, with a detachment guarding Buckingham Palace, as it still does today. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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