In the UK, on July 22, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a solemn changing of the guard ceremony took place. It took place on the territory of Windsor Castle – one of the residences of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in Berkshire.
Members of the 1st Grenadier Guard Battalion wore their famous red uniforms and bearskin hats. The ceremony was watched by hundreds of tourists, writes RIA Novosti.
According to Sky News, this tradition will soon resume on the territory of Buckingham Palace in London, TASS reports. It has been held here since 1837.
The ritual became possible thanks to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in the UK from July 19. Now residents of Albion are not required to maintain social distance or wear masks, they can re-visit pubs, dance in nightclubs and gather in unrestricted companies in enclosed spaces.