A handmade 54 mm Toy Soldier from The Royal Guard Drill Company in Norway. This reknown Band and Drill unit is part of His Majesty the King's Guard AKA HMKG. The regular Royal Guards battalion serves as the Norwegian King's bodyguards, guarding the royal residences and is also the main infantry unit responsible for the defence of the capitol Oslo.
The dark blue dress uniforms have remained virtually unchanged throughout the regiment's existence. One noteworthy detail of the uniform is the plumed bowler hat, which was copied from the hat of the Italian Bersaglieri troops - a regiment that so impressed the Swedish princess Louise who was the great grandmother of HM King Harald V that she insisted the Norwegian guards be similarly hatted in 1860. The regiment's cap badge is a rosette in the royal colours of Norway, with the monogram of the current monarch.
For this Toy Soldier you have both English and Norwegian choice of box design.
54 mm tinnsoldat av marsjerende drillgardist fra Hans Majestet Kongens Garde. Figuren leveres i en flott tinnboks.