The Royal Guard stand in front of the red guard house or march forth and back in front of the palais's entrance. All guards blong to the Danish Army and have as task to protect the Royals. Every day at noon you can see them marching into the square and replacing the guards.
As with other Royal Palaces in Europe, the changing of the guards at the Danish Royal Palace is something that the public get to watch everyday. It's an impressive sight but personally, I don't think it's as good as the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but maybe I'm a bit biased.
I'm not sure what the scheduled times up, it was happening as we got there.
Of course during the visit to a kingdom you must to see the king or queen or at least I saw their guardsmen. The big change of guard is at 12:00, so don’t miss this free entertaining. I was said that the temperature inside their big fur hats can rise up to + 80 C during hot summer day. Poor guys probably lose their hair very early then...
Try and get to the Amalienborg Palace for noon to see the Changing of the Guard. As in Britain, if the flag is flying it means that the Queen is in residence and a full changing of the guard can be seen. As you can see from the photograph the flag wasn't flying when we were there, but it was still interesting to watch. The Palace itself is quite unusual consisting of four rococo palaces situated around a square.
Everyday at 12 there is a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Amalienborg Palace. The guard leaves the Rosenberg Castle at 11:30 and marches through the city - it is certainly possible to follow them from the one to the other. If the Queen is in residence expect a full military band, otherwise the ceremony is without music.
You are also able to see the Danish Crown Jewels and Regalia in Rosenberg Castle.
Royal Guardians parade!!! It was worth waiting to see them. Funky clothes and hats they wear.. The first day we went to Rosenborg castle to see them leaving, but we missed them and caught up only at the end of their parade. But the other day we were ready and we were waiting in the square with Storks monument in front of Europa cafe.. and here they come.. tram pam pam..:)
Wander over to the Royal Palace for the changing of the guard. Britain isn't the only monarchy left in Europe; however, Denmark's is much more egalitarian. The Danish royals actually work, some at real jobs. If you know who to look for, you may even notice one cycle past you while you're walking around.
The Guards have very nice uniform, especially the hats (see the picture). And when they march in order, it is very spectacular view. If you follow the parade, you will pass by the most beutaiful places of the old city. And finally, at the square of Amalienborg castle, the Guard orchestra perform a tiny concert.
If you are lucky then you fill find the Royal Gaurds perading on the streets. Lot of people go along with them and its fun to see that...I mean looking at the people.
The Royal Guard is an elite force of the Danish Army. It's main purpose is to protect the Queen. Every day at noon, the guard replacement marches into the square and the change of the guard begins.