Denmark's royal guards warn off people who sit on the steps of Amalienborg Palace, Queen Margrethe II's Copenhagen residence. The much-loved queen insists, however, that the guards make an exception for local preschoolers who like to eat their play lunches there.

Denmark's royal guards warn off people who sit on the steps of Amalienborg Palace, Queen Margrethe II's Copenhagen residence.

King Christian X of Denmark riding through Copenhagen.  The Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde) is an infantry regiment of the Danish Army, founded in 1658 by his father, King Frederik III. It serves in two roles: as a front line combat unit, and as a guard/ceremonial unit to the Danish monarchy.

During the German occupation of Denmark, King Christian X rode through Copenhagen unaccompanied every morning. This became a symbol of Danish sovereignty and of resistance. This picture was taken on his birthday in

The Royal Danish Lifeguards Marching Through Ostergade, Copenhagen by Paul Fischer

The Royal Danish Lifeguards Marching Through Ostergade, Copenhagen by Paul Fischer

Danish Royal Life Guards; HRH Queen Margrethe, Henrik & Frederik

Danish Royal Life Guards; HRH Queen Margrethe, Henrik & Frederik

Kongens Livgarde (Royal Life Guard) regiment]

Kongens Livgarde (Royal Life Guard) regiment]


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