London Palaces withdraw ceremonial guards

December 29, 2014

According to The Telegraph:

The instantly recognisable Queen’s Guards have been moved from their sentry boxes in front of the various royal premises and now stand guard behind locked gates or fences.

Although they had already been moved behind the gates at Buckingham Palace, the same has now happened at Clarence House, St James’s Palace and Windsor Castle.

But the move was criticised by former guards as a “retreat” against terrorism.

Security around soldiers has been heightened since the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in 2013 by two Islamist fanatics.

…Buckingham Palace… [said] they did not discuss security matters.

To read the entire article in The Telegraph, please click here.

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