The Changing of the Guard

Every day at 11.55 am, a changing of the guard ceremony takes place on the Palace Square, a solemn military ritual performed with perfect coordination.

Since their creation on 8 December 1817, the Palace Guards have ensured the security of the Palace, His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince and the Princely Family, as well as His properties and residences and their immediate surroundings. The Guards’ other duties include providing the Prince with a guard of honour, enforcing laws and maintaining public order.

The motto of the Palace Guards is “Honour, Loyalty and Devotion”. The Guard is currently composed of 124 soldiers: three officers, twenty-five non-commissioned officers and ninety-six ordinary soldiers.