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10 essential stops for Europe first-timers

The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace--London

Queen Elizabeth royal carriage makes its way along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace following her speech at the State Opening of Parliament.

Foot Guards - are infantry regiments of the Household Division, recognisable by the bearskin worn on their heads. They are responsible for the military security of the sovereign. These are the Coldstream Guards Corps. of Drums from the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards, marching back to Buckingham Palace after 'Trooping the Colour'.