Guard of honour

The Guard of Honour from the Life Battalion of the Life Guards at Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Guard of Honour from the Life Battalion of the Life Guards at Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

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 way when the guests arrived Drottningholm Palace 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

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