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24th Nov '16 4:38:54 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Parodied, or perhaps lampshaded in the Hallmark Channel movie ''A Royal Christmas'', where the prince and his girlfriend do everything they can to get a reaction out of the royal guards, who of course, stand impassively no matter what.

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* Parodied, or perhaps lampshaded in In the Hallmark Channel movie ''A Royal Christmas'', where the prince and his girlfriend do everything they can to get a reaction out of the royal guards, who of course, stand impassively no matter what.
24th Nov '16 10:15:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[AustinPowers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me]]'' has a montage where Austin and Felicity get a royal guard to "participate" in a MotionlessMakeover, although the guards eventually do break their stillness to chase after Austin and Felicity at one point as well.

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* ''[[AustinPowers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me]]'' ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' has a montage where Austin and Felicity get a royal guard to "participate" in a MotionlessMakeover, although the guards eventually do break their stillness to chase after Austin and Felicity at one point as well.
23rd Nov '16 7:45:07 PM DrOO7
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* Parodied, or perhaps lampshaded in the Hallmark Channel movie ''A Royal Christmas'', where the prince and his girlfriend do everything they can to get a reaction out of the royal guards, who of course, stand impassively no matter what.
20th Nov '16 6:58:17 PM SeanMurrayI
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* in a different monarchy, the Royal Guards of the Norwegian King, the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG), have a mascot - and honorary Colonel-In-Chief - called Sir Nils Olav II. (This [[PolarBearsAndPenguins King Penguin]] is also a Norwegian knight and has a statue erected in his honour, at the HMKG barracks near Oslo). The HMKG have an equally direct manner with anyone intruding on their king's peace and like their British counterparts, are fully trained in security and respond quickly to alerts. They also don't like anyone taking the piss while they are on ceremonials. Their active response company was the first part of the Norwegian Army to be on the scene on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks the 22nd July attacks]] to support the civil police.
* Other nations have their equivalent of British Royal Guards. While France is a Republic and its version is technically a part of the Police Force and is even ''called'' the Republican Guard, the men who protect the President can trace their origins in pretty much unbroken line back to Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Their ceremonial uniforms, especially the cavalry troops, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Guard_(France)#/media/File:BastilleDay_FrenchRepublicanGuard_(pixinn.net).jpg certainly have a Napoleonic air to them]].
20th Nov '16 3:15:17 PM AgProv
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* in a different monarchy, the Royal Guards of the Norwegian King, the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG), have a mascot - and honorary Colonel-In-Chief - called Sir Nils Olav II. (This King Penguin is also a Norwegian knight and has a statue erected in his honour, at the HMKG barracks near Oslo). The HMKG have an equally direct manner with anyone intruding on their king's peace and like their British counterparts, are fully trained in security and respond quickly to alerts. They also don't like anyone taking the piss while they are on ceremonials. Their active response company was the first part of the Norwegian Army to be on the scene on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks the 22nd July attacks]] to support the civil police.

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* in a different monarchy, the Royal Guards of the Norwegian King, the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG), have a mascot - and honorary Colonel-In-Chief - called Sir Nils Olav II. (This [[PolarBearsAndPenguins King Penguin Penguin]] is also a Norwegian knight and has a statue erected in his honour, at the HMKG barracks near Oslo). The HMKG have an equally direct manner with anyone intruding on their king's peace and like their British counterparts, are fully trained in security and respond quickly to alerts. They also don't like anyone taking the piss while they are on ceremonials. Their active response company was the first part of the Norwegian Army to be on the scene on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks the 22nd July attacks]] to support the civil police.
17th Oct '16 2:27:53 PM Morgenthaler
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry, and one of ceremonial Horse Artillery? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties. The Royal Horse Artillery alternate between ceremonial duties, public displays, and terms of active deployment as regular artilerrymen - although they leave the horses and limbers at home and are fully mechanised for this duty. They are responsible for firing the twenty-one gun salutes in Hyde Park and elsewhere on Royal occassions, and do so from pieces that last saw active service in WW1.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry, and one of ceremonial Horse Artillery? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties. The Royal Horse Artillery alternate between ceremonial duties, public displays, and terms of active deployment as regular artilerrymen - although they leave the horses and limbers at home and are fully mechanised for this duty. They are responsible for firing the twenty-one gun salutes in Hyde Park and elsewhere on Royal occassions, and do so from pieces that last saw active service in WW1.UsefulNotes/WW1.
2nd Sep '16 5:47:33 PM AgProv
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* Other nations have their equivalent of British Royal Guards. While France is a Republic and its version is technically a part of the Police Force and is even ''called'' the Republican Guard, the men who protect the President can trace their origins in pretty much unbroken line back to Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Their ceremonial uniforms, especially the cavalry troops, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Guard_(France)#/media/File:BastilleDay_FrenchRepublicanGuard_(pixinn.net).jpg certainly have a Napoleonic air to them]].
2nd Sep '16 5:36:02 PM AgProv
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* in a different monarchy, the Royal Guards of the Norwegian King, the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG), have a mascot - and honorary Colonel-In-Chief - called Sir Nils Olav II. (This King Penguin is also a Norwegian knight and has a statue erected in his honour, at the HMKG barracks near Oslo).

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* in a different monarchy, the Royal Guards of the Norwegian King, the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG), have a mascot - and honorary Colonel-In-Chief - called Sir Nils Olav II. (This King Penguin is also a Norwegian knight and has a statue erected in his honour, at the HMKG barracks near Oslo). The HMKG have an equally direct manner with anyone intruding on their king's peace and like their British counterparts, are fully trained in security and respond quickly to alerts. They also don't like anyone taking the piss while they are on ceremonials. Their active response company was the first part of the Norwegian Army to be on the scene on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks the 22nd July attacks]] to support the civil police.
2nd Sep '16 5:29:39 PM AgProv
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry, and one of ceremonial Horse Artillery? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties. The Royal Horse Artillery alternate between ceremonial duties, public displays, and terms of active deployment as regular srtilerrymen - although they leave the horses and limbers at home and are fully mechanised for this duty. They are responsible for firing the twenty-one gun salutes in Hyde Park and elsewhere on Royal occassions, and do so from pieces that last saw active service in WW1.

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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry, and one of ceremonial Horse Artillery? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties. The Royal Horse Artillery alternate between ceremonial duties, public displays, and terms of active deployment as regular srtilerrymen artilerrymen - although they leave the horses and limbers at home and are fully mechanised for this duty. They are responsible for firing the twenty-one gun salutes in Hyde Park and elsewhere on Royal occassions, and do so from pieces that last saw active service in WW1.
2nd Sep '16 5:28:50 PM AgProv
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However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.

to:

However, this becomes more and more of a DiscreditedTrope as time goes by and can now effectively be considered a DeadHorseTrope. Silly hats and clothes aside, these guys take their jobs ''[[SeriousBusiness very]]'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]]; guard duty at Buckingham Palace isn't a purely ceremonial posting like Arlington but part of the security arrangements for the UK's head of state, and those rifles are ''loaded''. And the reason there are five whole Guards infantry regiments, plus two of cavalry? cavalry, and one of ceremonial Horse Artillery? They're rotated between "public duties" and deployments abroad and have quite a long list of battle honours, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guards cavalry are an armoured cavalry regiment when not on ceremonial duties.
duties. The Royal Horse Artillery alternate between ceremonial duties, public displays, and terms of active deployment as regular srtilerrymen - although they leave the horses and limbers at home and are fully mechanised for this duty. They are responsible for firing the twenty-one gun salutes in Hyde Park and elsewhere on Royal occassions, and do so from pieces that last saw active service in WW1.
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