We got to the palace gates at 8.30 and took one great pictures, then went in the Buckingham palace tour. Couldn't finish by 11am so decided to skip the changing of the guard but by the time we got back to the front of the palace we realised we would have had to be there hours early to even be able to see anything. So we started walking back and, surprise as we got to the crossing, the police stopped us and told us to wait as the guard would be passing soon. Sure enough we got a front side view as they went past, no lining up. How lucky can you get. I would never have lined up or waited. Another tick off the bucket list. A must do but really much ado about nothing.
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