Windsor Castle security to be enhanced following Westminster terror attack
Security is to be enhanced around Windsor Castle during the Changing Of The Guard following the Westminster terror attack.
Barriers will be put in place around the royal residence in Berkshire to support existing road closures while the operation is under way, Thames Valley Police said.
The force said the changes were "proportionate and necessary" but said there was "no specific threat to Windsor".
The barriers will be put in place ahead of the next Changing Of The Guard on Wednesday.
Assistant Chief Constable Dave Hardcastle said: "While there is no intelligence to indicate a specific threat to Windsor, recent events in Westminster clearly highlight the need for extra security measures to be introduced.
"The force believes that it is proportionate and necessary to put in place extra security measures to further protect and support the public and the guard change.
"This is consistent with security deployments in London.
"Preventative measures such as these have been put in place across the UK over the past 10 years at various events.
"The national threat level remains severe, which it has been since 2014, and I would urge the public to be alert to the threat of terror attacks but not alarmed, and to remain vigilant."
The colourful military spectacle takes place at Windsor Castle every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in April.
Tourists flock to see soldiers in their red tunics and bearskins processing to and from the historic building to the sound of a military band.
The new barriers will only be used to secure the route of the procession during the event and will remain open at other times.
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