After an 18-month absence, Changing the Guard ceremony has returned to London.

Thousands of tourists flock to view the royal legacy at Buckingham Palace, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. At Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard event, which had been halted due to the pandemic, is a must-see. But now, after 18 long months, it’s back.

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The Queen’s Guard transfers duty to another New Guard throughout the event, which is sure to please the spectators. It is the duty of the Queen’s Guards to protect the St. James’ Palace as well as Buckingham Palace. It was in the Palace of Whitehall that the inaugural ceremony of Changing the Guard took place. Only until 1689, however, was this true. Since the royal court moved to St. James’ Palace, the ceremony was moved there as well.

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Following a period of 18 months, members of the Coldstream Guards’ 1st Battalion changed the guard. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the ritual, which attracts a large number of tourists, has been forbidden.

The Queen did not attend the event because she is spending the summer at her Scottish residence, Balmoral.

This year’s Tokyo Olympics saw the army band play the song Gold by Spandau Ballet as a tribute to the winning competitors.

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