Queenslandian Royal Guards

The Royal Guards of Queensland or His/Her Majesty's Royal Queenslandian Foot Guards is a separate military unit from the Queensland Army, formerly known as 2nd Battalion of the Governor-General Guards, it was established to protect Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Queensland and protector-general. It was renamed Queenslandian Royal Foot Guards after Queensland removed Queen Elizabeth II from the Queensland throne.

4th Infantry Regiment
Queenslandian Royal Guards
Queenslandian Royal Foot Guards - Military Logo.svg
Badge of The Queenslandian Royal Foot Guards
Active3 January 2015 - 4 October 2021
8 December 2021 - present
Country Queensland
AllegianceMonarch of Queensland
Branch Queenslandian Army
TypeFoot Guard
RoleLight Infantry
SizeOne battalion
One independent company
Garrison/HQ1st Battalion : Queenslandian Capital Territory
2nd Battalion : New Western Brisbane
Motto(s)Latin:Civitas et princeps cura nostra
"Our country and ruler are our concern"
MarchQuick: Kronprins Olav's Honnørmarsj
Slow: The Minden Rose
Colonel in ChiefBenedikte X of Queensland
Commander of the GuardThe Duchess of Beauclerk
Deputy Commander of the GuardLt Gen. Sir Llewelyn Charles Anthony
Shoulder patchShoulder patch of Queenslandian Royal Foot Guards.png
Camp flagQLARG - Camp Flag.svg
Supreme Head's ColourQN Army - QLARG - Supreme Head's Colour.svg
Queen's ColourQN Army - QLARG - Queen's Colour.svg


The Royal Guards of Queensland was established in 2015 on the recommendation of the government to protect the monarch and royal family. Its characteristics and training schemes are drawn from the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde and the Royal Guard of Oman.


The Royal Guards of Queensland are simply an infantry unit. "Only protect the King, the kingdom and the people, not the government or the Parliament," and this kind of statement is widely used in the military to remind itself that They are only responsible for protecting the nation and the King and the people. It is not used to protect the government or parliament. Because of the violation of the Constitution of the Kingdom of 2018, Article 310, paragraph 5, states that "Royal Queensland Armed Forces is an agency directly to the Ministry of Defense. All of the Royal Queensland Armed Forces duties are solely on the Chief of the Defense Staff. It is neither the Prime Minister of the Kingdom nor the Minister of Defense, and the Royal Queensland Armed Forces have three functions:

  • 1. Protect the Kingdom with joy,
  • 2. Protect the King with joy, and
  • 3. Protect the people with love and joy".
    This is a constant reminder to the soldiers that "The Armed Forces should not be bound by politics"

Battle honours

  • Queensland War 2015
  • Edinburgh War 2015
  • Elizabeth War 2016
  • Luna San Sino 2016
  • Andrews 2018
  • Wellington 2019

Commander of the Guard

Deputy Commander of the Guard

  • 3 January 2016 - 29 July 2018: Gen. Sir Trond James Edward
  • 29 July 2018 - 5 March 2020: Lt Gen. Sir Edward Patrick Frederick
  • 5 March 2020 - 26 August 2020: FM Prince Albert, 1st Duke of Strathearn and George
  • 26 August 2020 - 4 October 2021: Lt Gen. Sir Llewelyn Charles Anthony
  • 8 December 2021 - present: Lt Gen. Sir Llewelyn Charles Anthony