The guard of honour at the christening was from the Life Guards. The guard of honour wore the Life Guards' dress uniform of 1886 with its plumed bicorne hat and rifle (old Svea Life Guards' uniform).
The guard of honour stood along the wall facing Drottningholm Palace when the guests arrived and outside the entrance to the chapel. There were also a guard of honour along the route the guests took as they left the chapel.
The Life Guards date back to 1521, when 16 men from Dalarna were appointed Gustav Vasa's bodyguards. Following his procession into Stockholm as the newly appointed king on Midsummer Day 1523, the bodyguards were elevated to the Life Guards, which have taken part in court ceremonies ever since.