The Danish Royal Guards
Have been protecting the Danish regents, both in Copenhagen and other cities, for more than 350 years, since the regiments creation during the Dano-Swedish War in 1657 – 1658 as the King Frederik III’s personal regiment of bodyguards.
Originally the Royal Danish Guards they were quartered on an other set of barracks just a few hundred meters away on Sølvgade, but when the King Christian V was not using his vacation home on Gothersgade in Copenhagen next to Rosenborg any more, the Royal Danish Guard assigned an Architect with the remodeling and building of the orangeries and vacation home into at the time modern barracks. The outcome of that, is not far from what we see today.
The Royal Guards
serve for a total of 8 months – with the first 4 months of duty in the field with regular combat training, first-aid training, among others. After their last tests and exercises, called their ‘REX trip’, …