- LIVE TV
Norway’s Royal Guards have this year faced a succession of intruders demanding to meet King Harald V, threats to steal their guns and shoot them, drunken tree-climbers, al-fresco sex, and even an on-site birth.
Newly published excerpts from the daily log books kept at Royal Palace in Oslo, the Akerhus Palace and the Royal residence at Huseby give a fascinating insight into the life of those tasked with guarding Norway’s royals.
27 March: Male Person calling guards at the Royal Palace, pretending to be the king
28 March: A group of drunk French men hollering and shouting at the palace guards. No threat.
4 April: Confused person tries repeatedly to get into the castle. Has received a call from the higher powers to meet the King. Dismissed.
27 April: Ejection of scantily clad dancers from Palace Square.
25 June: A man and a woman dismissed from the Akershus fortress after having sex in the area.
19 August: Mentally unstable people on Palace Square. One wants to deliver a letter to the king.
1 September: Ongoing birth outside the camp guard at Huseby. Guardsmen assist ….
– The Local