The Irish Guards performed the first Kings Guard at Buckingham Palace in 70 years (12/09/2022).

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The Parade was led by the Band of the Irish Guards and took over from 7 Company Coldstream Guards.

Changing the Guard is a formal ceremony in which the group of soldiers currently protecting Buckingham Palace are replaced by a new group of soldiers. Elite soldiers have guarded the King or Queen since the reign of Henry VII who made the Royal Body Guard a permanent institution which has spanned over 520 years of history.

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