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The Amalienborg Museum offers guided tours for groups to the regular exhibitions.
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Duration: A guided tour takes approximately 1 hr.
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Max. participant: 25 persons
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The palace square
Get the complete royal experience by seeing the Life Guards’ changing of the guard in the Palace Square in combination with a visit to the museum in the palace. In snowstorms and in heatwaves the Royal Life Guards steadfastly stand guard at Amalienborg and look after the Royal Family. Founded in 1658, the Life Guards have deep historical roots and have since 1785 called Rosenborg their home. Every day they march from the barracks there to Amalienborg for the changing of the guard at noon, at which the guards relieve their comrades. The parade goes through the city – often with a music corps – and attracts large numbers of spectators, and is indeed like something from a fairytale. The Life Guards’ uniform with the bearskin hat has evolved over the course of 300 years, for example the characteristic blue trousers have been in use since 1822. The parade and changing of the guard exist in several forms: the ‘royal guard’, ‘lieutenant’s guard’ and ‘palace guard’. The royal guard is the most comprehensive and occurs when HM The Queen is in residence at Amalienborg. A palace guard occurs when none of the members of the Royal Family is in residence at Amalienborg. HM the Queen reside in Christian IX’s Palace, TRH The Crown Couple in Frederik VIII’s Palace, while TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie as well as HRH Princess Benedikte make use of Christian VIII’s Palace, where the museum is also located. Apart from the size of the changing of the guard, different flags indicate which members of the Royal Family are in residence at Amalienborg. Here you have to look out for whether the Royal Standard, the Flag of the Heir to the Throne, the Flag of the Regent, or the Flag of the Royal House is flying above the black roofs of Amalienborg. If the Swallow-Tailed Flag is raised, none of the members of the Royal Family are in residence in the palaces at Amalienborg. It is therefore ideal supplement a visit to the museum, which offers insight into the Royal Family’s life and activities at Amalienborg, by watching the changing of the guard. But come in plenty of time, because you’re never alone in wanting to experience the presence of history on Amalienborg Palace Square.
Post Danmark has produced a new stamp on the occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte’s 70 birthday on 29 April 2014. It will be on display together with selected photographs in a mini-exhibition in a cabinet in the Dinning Room from 29 April until the end of the year. The stamp is being sold with an additional charge for the benefit of the Danish scout organisations, which are among the patronages for which the Princess is best known. Since her youth HRH Princess Benedikte has been involved in both Danish and international scout work, and as early as 1965 she inherited the office of chairman of the Danish Girl Guides’ Common Council from her mother Queen Ingrid. A stamp of Queen Ingrid was also produced, namely in 1960 on the occasion of the Queen’s 25th anniversary as patron of the blue and green girl guides in Denmark. HRH Princess Benedikte grew up at Amalienborg as the middle daughter of Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. In 1968 the Princess married Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and the couple have three children. Despite living her family life in Germany, the Princess has always been very involved in official duties in Denmark, including acting as protector for, amongst other things, a large number of humanitarian and sporting organisations. The stamp, which is sold in strips of five, shows Princess Benedikte together with young Danish scouts. The Princess’s monogram is seen on the first day cover, and the portrait was engraved by Wolfgang Mauer after the latest official photo, which was taken by Christina Hauschildt. Photos by Carsten Andersen, stamp designed by Per Ingmann with drawing by Mauer.