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The Ceremony of the Keys

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Carried out by the Chief Warder in conjunction with the 2nd Bn. Scots Guards

THE CEREMONY opens with the Chief Warder meeting his Escort at the Bloody Tower. The Chief Warder and Escort then proceed to the Visitors' Entrance gate on Tower Hill, the sentries en route presenting arms. The Visitors' Entrance gate is locked, and they then return through the Middle and Byward Tower, locking each in turn. On reaching the Bloody Tower, they are challenged, and then proceed to the Main Guard. The Main Guard salutes the Keys by presenting arms, and the Chief Warder, raising his hat, calls out ' God Preserve King George '. Ten o'clock sounds from the Tower clock, and the relay finishes with the sounding of the Last Post.
Relayed from The Tower of London
(By kind permission of the Governor)

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