The palace of Amalienborg, the official residence of Danish Reals, is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1794 it is the main venue of the Danish royal family. The complex consists of four rococo-style palaces that enclose an octagonal square whose center is the equestrian monument of King Frederick V realized by French sculptor Jacques-François-Joseph Saly. The idea of this square was born in 1749, when the great court marshal, Count Adam Gottlob Moltke, persuaded King Frederick V to give the city a garden to build an ideal residential neighborhood. The neighborhood, called Frederiksstaden, and the buildings were designed by court architect Nicolai Eigtved. Originally, the four buildings had to be inhabited by four aristocratic families, but after the fire in the Christiansborg palace, in February 1794, Christian VI bought them and moved with the court. The four buildings that make up Amalienborg are: the palace of Christian VII: southwestern palace, used for official visits; the palace of Christian VIII: a palace of northwest, residence of Prince Frederick of Denmark until 2004; the palace of Frederick VIII: northeast palace, was the residence of Queen Ingrid of Sweden until his death in 2000, is undergoing restoration to become the residence of Prince Frederick of Prince Frederick of Denmark; the palace of Christian IX: a palace of southeast, residence of the sovereign Federico IX since 1967. The change of the guard of Queen Margherita II takes place in the central square every day at noon.