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Terri Mapes

The Changing of the Guard

By March 10, 2014

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You don't necessarily have to go to London to witness it - other countries with royalty also have a Changing of the Guard! It's a great free attraction. The next month or two will be especially interesting as there are royal birthdays to celebrate, with special displays by the guards.

Norway: Every day at 1:30 pm, one of Oslo's best free events takes place. The royal guards you see at the Changing of the Guards in Oslo are called the King's Guard. These men and women perform sentry duty, guarding the royal residence around the clock ...more on the Changing of the Guard in Oslo.

Denmark: The changing of the guard in Copenhagen takes place every day at noon at Amalienborg Palace, no matter what the weather in Denmark might be like. While guards change positions every two hours, the main event for visitors is the changing of the entire guard at noon, when the guards ...more on Changing of the Guard in Copenhagen

Sweden: The Royal Guard (part of the Swedish Armed Forces) consists of around 30,000 guards. Watching this free 40-minute event of the changing of the guard in front of the King of Sweden's residence is very interesting. So when does the change ...more on Changing of the Guards in Stockholm

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