Changing of Guard Ceremony, Monaco
Every day at 11.55 sharp. Popular for tourists and equal in different parts parts of the world.
Call it :
- London (UK)
- Bangkok (Thailand)
- Vatican city by swiss guards (Italy)
- Prague ( Czech Republic )
Fondest memory after looking at those guards, some of them reminded me at John Cleese and/or Michael Palin in their super films of the Monthy Pythons
Like most places in Europe, changing of guard ceremony has been tradition especially countries with royalty. Well, if you have an opportunity to see changing of in Monaco, you should appreciate it, if in case, Monaco state will be part of France if Prince of Monaco fail to get generation to take over his crown.
A lot of tourist gathered around, so be early to get the best spot and changing of guard start exactly 11.55am.
Here too, like in many other royal states, the changing of the guards is drawing many tourists to the palace to see this militaristic show of discipline and accuracy. At exactly 11:55 hours every day, this ceremony takes place. White-uniformed guards march out of the palace to the beat of drums. The guards change places, new for old and a smal show with the rifles is given. Orders our shouted and after 20 minutes all is quite again. If you are lucky you can see his royal highness himself, Prince Ranier. When he is at home he often looks through the window at his soldiers and gracefully waves to the tourists.
head up to the castle and watch the changing of the guard (a lot of old pomp but i suppose it was quite quaint) then go and see princess graces tomb. sorry the pics a bit dark.
We were in time of changing the guard at the Palais Princier. The changing ceremony was much casual than that of Buckingham Palace in London. It ended too easily.