The Royal Guards are fictional guards in the Star Wars universe. They appear in Return of the Jedi and in the third prequel film, Revenge of the Sith (2005). Royal Guards have been merchandised into action figures and miniatures, and their backstory expanded upon in such works as Dark Horse Comics' Crimson Empire series. During Star Wars Weekends, they appear during the Hyperspace Hoople, escorting Emperor Palpatine. They made a brief appearance in Star Wars Rebels in episode "Empire Day" where on a view screen.