What do you understand by : "The Changing of the Guard"
The ceremony in UK takes place at place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
The changing of the guard ceremony conducted in Canada is performed daily during the summer months at Rideau Hall and Parliament Hill in Ottawa by the combined Ceremonial Unit made up of the two Canadian regiments of Foot Guards.
In Denmark it takes place at Amalienborg Palace, the royal residence in Copenhagen.
In Greece it takes place at In the state capital, Athens, where members of the elite Evzones light infantry unit, provide a 24-hour honor guard, with an hourly guard change, at the Presidential Mansion and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, off Syntagma Square at the foot of the Hellenic Parliament.
In India too a ceremonial cha ...more
During the summer, the Changing of the Guard takes place at the front Buckingham Palace, London and is a popular event for visitors to the capital from 1st April to Early July and on alternate days at other times.
The history bit - since 1660, Household Troops have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces. The Queen's Guard usually consists of Foot Guards in full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins.
The Changing of the Guard takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 every day in summer, every other day in winter, and lasts about 45 minutes. The New Guard marches to the Palace from Wellington Barracks with a Guards band, the Old Guard hands over in a ceremony during which the sentries are changed and then returns to barracks. The New Guard then marches to St James's Palace leaving the detachment at Buckingham Palace.
Quite a spectacle - and that's what I understand by The Changing of the ...more