Don’t they just look like toy soldiers? 🙂 They even have instruments. They’re not, though. The guns are real and being chosen for the guard is one of the highest honor for the young men in the army.
Here is the guard at the Queen’s residence. Every day at noon the change of guards starts at Rosenborg Castle where the barracks are. The guards walk through the city to be in place for the change at noon. It is not uncommon for people to follow them from Rosenborg to Amalienborg. I always feel very fond of my hometown when I accidentally come across the uniformed soldiers with their music corps marching along in the middle of the street.