Saturday, May 12, 2012

Changing of the Guard

The Royal Guards have protected Danish Kings and Queens plus the Royal Palaces and Castles since 1658. Changing of the Guard is one of the oldest and most common of all royal ceremonies - a new guard exchanges duty with the old guard to continue their operational commitments - and the handover is mainly accompanied by a the Royal Guards music band playing traditional military marches. Visitors to Amalienborg can see this event daily at 12 noon. -RS