|Release date||22 May 2012 (Update)|
|Examine||A royal guard.|
Speaking with them shows that they are to make sure the area is spick 'n' span for a Diamond Jubilee which seemed to be a "top secret" event to be hosted by the Queen. This was a teaser for the Diamond Jubilee event.
The event was released on May 29 2012, along with the Queen Black Dragon. The event offers players a chance to earn a corgi as a pet, hire a Queen's Guard as a servant for a POH, and participate in the fourth Cryptic Clue event. This event will last for two weeks.
When talked to, he will accuse you of being the POH Servant's accomplice. You may tell him "You'll never take me alive, Copper!", which will make your avatar walk away from the Guard, shouting.
Players may hire a Queen's Guard in their Player-owned houses at the Servant's Guild, which is located north of the marketplace in East Ardougne. The guard has the same functions as Rick. To hire, you must have a Level 20 in Construction. He shares the lowest wage at 500 coins (375 coins after the completion of Love Story). Players must pay him every eight uses of his services. The Queen's Guard has inventory space for 6 items and a trip time of 60 seconds. The guard is unable to go to the sawmill as he lacks insurance to do so.
- The Guards are styled in the fashion of the Life Guards, one of the two regiments that make up the Household Cavalry, the Cavalry forms 2 of the 7 regiments (5 infantry) in the Household Division which guard the royal residences. As with all the guards units, the Life Guards are a professional combat unit within the British Army, and are used as armoured reconnaissance troops - The ceremonial uniform, and the horses, are no longer used in combat however.
- During the event, many bankers across Gielinor are replaced by the Queen's Guard.
- Contrary to popular belief, you may hire the Royal Guard after the event, even if you have never hired him before.