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A foreign ambassador arrives to the Royal Palace escorted by the Royal Guard

The Guard, established in 1504 by King Ferdinand the Catholic, is Europe’s oldest Royal Guard and is formed by soldiers from the three branches of the Armed Forces. The senior unit and one of the oldest body guards in the World is the Corps of Gentlemen of the Chamber, dating to 1006 and created by Sancho Garcia of the House of Castile

The new site includes a photo archive with historical and recent pictures.

Royal Guards escort the Royal Family during Spain's National Day

A foreign ambassador arrives at the Royal Palace to deliver his diplomatic credentials to His Majesty the King

The Royal Guard escorting the Royal Family

Change of Guard of the current Royal Guard

Change of the exterior guard (Cavalry units)

Royal Guards during the interior change of guard

Royal Escort of His Majesty King Alfonso XIII leaving the Palace

Royal Escort of HM King Alfonso XIII in various uniforms

Royal Escort of HM King Alfonso XII / Alfonso XIII

Corps de garde at the Royal Palace

For many more images of the Royal Guard fulfilling their duties to the King and the Royal Family or foreign dignitaries, participating in military parades, doing their everyday duties, military exercises and training and for historical photos check their website.

Photos: Guardia Real

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