It is reported that sailors from the Royal Navy will provide the guards outside Buckingham Palace for a while instead of the usual guardsmen.
You know the Changing of the Guard?
It’s most days in the palace yard;
The guards all wear the bearskin hat,
And so are well worth looking at.
The tourists come from far and wide,
Some thinking they can go inside,
And get a selfie if they can,
Beside a six foot tall guardsman.
They can’t, for they must stay outside,
Which means they cannot stand beside,
The guard and so the best, they’ve found,
Is have him there in the background.
But now there’s a surprise in store,
For guards, which mostly number four,
Who guard The Queen and amuse you,
Will now be dressed in navy blue.
The Royal Navy, it’s announced,
It seems might have the Army trounced,
And won the contract for a while,
To guard The Sovereign’s stately pile.
One wonders, maybe, why this is,
Could they be cheaper guarding Liz?
Or is there something else at play,
Too delicate for one to say?
Well, I surmise it could be worse,
’Cos with this global warming curse,
It is expected, is it not,
That rainfall might increase a lot,
And be more than we’ve had before,
Including on the courtyard floor.
So maybe there could be a flood,
The drains not working as they should,
And when there is the Navy will,
Then draw on its consummate skill,
And always know just what to do,
While others wouldn’t have a clue.
So this change, possibly, is shrewd,
Despite the language might be crude,
And I think I can safely say,
The Navy will have saved the day!