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It's Back! Watch Changing The Guard Ceremony's Buckingham Palace Return

Changing of the Guard was postponed due to COVID-19 – the longest pause in its delivery since the Second World War.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony has returned to Buckingham Palace for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards appeared alongside the Band of The Coldstream Guards in the ceremony.

Ceremonial duties at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the Tower of London will now take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Throughout the pandemic, the ceremony had been postponed "in line with Government advice to avoid mass gatherings".

The spectacle at Buckingham Palace comes after the Changing of the Guard returned to Windsor Castle last month.