Imperial guard

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the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.

See also: Imperial

References in classic literature ?
He was a major in the Imperial guard and was at Waterloo."
A singer with a thundering voice -- a man certainly picked out from all the voices of France, as was the drum-major of the imperial guard from all the giants of the empire -- escorted by four other chanters, who appeared to be there only to serve him as an accompaniment, made the air resound, and the windows of the houses vibrate.
It came at last: the columns of the Imperial Guard marched up the hill of Saint Jean, at length and at once to sweep the English from the height which they had maintained all day, and spite of all: unscared by the thunder of the artillery, which hurled death from the English line--the dark rolling column pressed on and up the hill.
I have been wherever Napoleon led us, and have borne a part in every battle in which the Imperial Guard has struck a blow; but everybody knows all about these events.
Think of GIS advisers as the Emperor's Imperial Guard from Star Wars as opposed to the ordinary stormtroopers across other government departments.
Imperial Guard officers stand guard at Inui-mon gate of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Tokyo Japan Image Credit: Reuters
"At the entrance to the palace were stationed a great squad of the imperial guard, who, armed with hatchets at the end of poles, prevented the throng from crowding in too close.
In the 19th century, a Chinese Imperial guard teams with an American train robber in order to save a kidnapped princess.
Abebe was a soldier in the Ethiopian armed forces, attached to the Imperial Guard. The detachment provided security to the Emperor of Ethiopia.
He leaps, pirouettes, kicks and punches his way out of every tight spot as 19th-century Chinese Imperial Guard Chon Wang (pronounced John Wayne), who works as a servant to the beautiful Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Lui) in The Forbidden City.
At Waterloo he led a charge at the end of the battle against Napoleon's elite Imperial Guard, and had been feared killed in the melee.