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 will be from the Life Guards. The guard of honour wear the Life Guards' dress uniform of 1886 with its plumed bicorne hat and rifle (old Svea Life Guards' uniform).

The guard of honour will stand along the way when the guests arrive Drottningholm Palace and outside the entrance to the chapel. There will also be a guard of honour along the route the guests take as they leave 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