Changing the Guard | Denmark / Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace is the place to be to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Denmark

The Danish Royal Guard march from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace where the Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place.

The ceremony takes place daily with the guard leaving Rosenborg Castle at 11:30 to arrive at Amalienborg Palace for the ceremony at 12:00.

When the Queen is in residence the guard is accompanied by the Royal Guards music band.

Guards at Amalienborg Palace

The Ceremony

At Amalienborg Palace, the royal residence in Copenhagen, the Royal Guard, mounted by the Kongelige Livgarde (Kings Life Guard)is on duty for 24 hours.

The size of the Guard and musical support is dependant on who is in residence at Amalienborg Palace:

Kongevagt (King's Watch) when the Monarch is in residence the Guards are accompanied by the Royal Guards music band.

Løjtnantsvagt (Lieutenant Watch) when Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik or Prince Joachim are residing at Amalienborg in the capacity of regents the Guards are accompanied by flutes and drums.

Palævagt (Manor Watch) when the Crown Prince or Prince Joachim are in residence but not in the capacity of regents or the Palace is uninhabited the Guards march through Copenhagen without musical accompaniment.