The Royal Life Guards ( Den Kongelige Livgarde) have watched over Demark’s castles since 1658 – with their bearskin hats, red gala uniform and a cross on their fronts. The order was created by King Frederik III and serves two roles: as a front line combat unit, and as a guard/ceremonial unit to the Danish monarchy.
Kay Bojesen‘s Royal Guardsmen have watched over Danish nurseries and living spaces since 1942. Like their live counterparts, they also serve two roles: as a living room showcase piece, and as beautifully constructed and sturdy wooden toys for young children.
Today all three guards, the Standard bearer, Private with Gun and Drummer are available from Rosendahl. Manufacturer Kay Bojesen have also released metre tall versions of the same soldiers with a price tag fit for a king.
See the Royal Guardsmen on display @The_Wood_House in our home showcase.