I might be biased but I don’t think any nationality does pageantry as well as the British! There’s the chance to see it regularly at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Horseguards or Windsor Castle. Hire me as your London Tour Guide and I will make sure we are in the best place at the right time so you get the best view point. If you book several months in advance you can also watch the ceremony of the keys at the Tower of London which hasn’t changed for around 700 years. If you are in London at the right time it’s easy to see the royal family along with the pageantry of special occasions, there are processions through London for the opening of Parliament at the start of a new parliamentary session, for the Trooping of the Colour on the Queen’s official birthday on second Saturday in June and this year there is the royal wedding on 19th May in Windsor, Prince Harry and Megan Markle will take a carriage drive through the town after their wedding. You might also be lucky enough to get to watch a royal gun salute performed by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in one of the Royal Parks on a royal birthday or the anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. You can visit the Royal Mews to see the Queen’s carriages, limousines and some of her horses. Buckingham Palace summer opening is from 21st July to end of September and you can visit Windsor Castle all year round, the state apartments of both are still used by the Royal family for entertaining, they are not a museum. The unoccupied palaces, the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, embody some of the great stories of British history and some of its greatest characters, they are fascinating places to visit. Kensington Palace has state rooms to visit and an exhibition of Diana Princess of Wales dresses. She lived at the Palace as do Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and some of the other members of the Royal family. Book my Royal London walk to discover more about royalty, pageantry and tradition.

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