Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard.
The Guard which mounts at Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (which is responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace), and the St. James’s Palace Detachment, (which guards St. James’s Palace).
At Buckingham Palace, Guard Mounting takes place daily at 11:30 am from May to July, and on alternate dates throughout the rest of the year. At Windsor Castle, the ceremony takes place at 11:00 am.
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