What Are the British Palace Guards Called?

The Queen’s Guard are the soldiers stationed at the official royal residences, such as Buckingham Palace. These soldiers are also stationed at St. James’ Palace, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.

The regiments stationed at Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Palace are under the direct command of the captain of the Queen’s Guard. The guards’ uniforms include red tunics and black bearskin hats.

Since before the 1660 Restoration, the British Army has held a guard for the royal family, including foot guards and horse guards. The Queen’s Foot Guard consists of five regiments, including Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh guards.