Members of the Royal Danish Horse Guards
The Royal Horse Guards (Danish: Livgarden til Hest) was a Cuirassier regiment in the Royal Danish Army which was founded on orders from King Frederick III in January 1661 and discontinued on 31 May 1866. It served both as Royal Guards and as a front line cavalry unit.
The Royal Danish Horse Guards was founded on orders from King Frederick III in January 1661. They were based at Frederiksholm Canal next to Copenhagen Castle which was later replaced with Christiansborg Palace.
The Royal Horse Guards played a particularly active role in the Battle of Helsingborg in 1710 and the Battle of Gadebusch in 1712 during the Great Northern War.
The regiment was disbanded on 31 May 1866. It had served both as Royal Guards and as a front line cavalry unit.