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Re: Royal Guard, Amalienborg Slot
So why is/was this particular personnel referred to as 'Schweizeren'? Was this related to the Swiss Guard that protected the former French royal family or present day pope?
Thanks/Tak! I wasn't sure what they meant by 'gatekeeper' in the cited link. I was only aware that the Royal Lifeguards are posted at various points, e.g., the red M2R posts, at the palace and the Queen's other residences, etc.
Quoted from https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/mennesker/døde-996
( in Danish )
"The Swiss (Schweizeren) was the gatekeeper [ a staff member ] of the royal castles at the time and thus the first to accept the royal family's private and official guests."
"Schweizeren var datidens portner ved de kongelige slotte og dermed den første, der tog imod kongefamiliens private og officielle gæster. "