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Posted on 08/17/2018


Photo taken on April 15, 2016



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Blues and Royals?

Blues and Royals?
I'm speculating that these are the Blues and Royals, one of the two regiments (the other being the Life Guards) of the Household Cavalry, who are responsible for the security of the Royal Household.

Changing the Guard

The ceremony usually takes place at 11:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but the schedule can change, check the British Army website for details. The guards march through Windsor town into the Castle, where the guard change takes place. To watch the full ceremony inside the Castle you will need to purchase an admission ticket.

The green lawn is known as the Upper Ward and this is looking towards southeast towards the South Wing. On the left side of this image are the Monarch's Private Royal Residence. The State Apartments (out of view) are just further left of this image. There is no public access to the Upper Ward.

Today's main agenda is to visit Windsor Castle. It was the first visit for both Michiel and myself. In the series you can see how the weather turned from sunny blue skies to gloomy downpour during the day. We would have loved to see more of the town of Windsor itself, such as the famous Eton College, but the heavy rain deterred us, I'm afraid. So I hope to return to Windsor again in the future.

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