Royal Navy sailors have performed the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in the ceremony’s 357-year history.
Eighty-six sailors from 45 Royal Navy ships and establishments spent a month preparing ahead of the first ceremony on Sunday morning.
Royal navy Changing The Guard.
Warrant Officer Eddie Wearing said it was a “massive privilege”.
The ceremony is usually carried out by one of the five Foot Guards Regiments from the Army’s Household Division.
Eighty-six sailors from 45 Royal Navy ships and establishments spent a month preparing
Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock tweeted that watching the event was a “highly emotional moment” and he was “so proud” of the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy has been training for a month for the historic occasion. The change in personnel is to mark 2017 as the “Year of the Navy”, which former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon called “the start of a new era of maritime power”.