Prince Henrik’s Birthdays

Today marks the 85th Anniversary is the Birth is the last Prince Henrik of Denmark, who was born Count Henri de Monpezat in French Indochina on this day in 1934. Over 46 years as member of the Danish Royal Family, he had a plethora of lavish Birthday Celebrations, in true Danish Royal fashion.

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While I couldn’t find any pictures from the 50th Birthday celebrations in 1984, there were a variety of celebrations for Prince Henrik’s 60th Birthday in 1994, which included a singing welcome outside their bedroom window in the morning, a carriage ride and balcony appearance in Copenhagen and a Gala Dinner hosted by Queen Margarethe (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara) at Fredensbourg Palace. Royal guests and relatives included King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece (in the Antique Corsage Tiara), King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway (wearing Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara), Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg (in the Chaumet Pearl and Diamond Choker Tiara).

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In 2004, just weeks after the lavish wedding of Crown Prince Frederick, royals again gathered in Copenhagen to celebrate Prince Henrik’s 70th Birthday with the wake up call, a Concert and a Gala Dinner hosted by Queen Margarethe (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara) at Fredensbourg Palace, also attended by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary (in her Wedding Tiara), Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece (in the Antique Corsage Tiara), King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden (wearing the Connaught Diamond Tiara).

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Prince Henrik’s 75th Birthday in 2009 was celebrated equally lavishly, with the main event being the Gala Dinner hosted by Queen Margarethe (in the Floral Aigrette Tiara) at Fredensbourg Palace, and the attendees included Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary (wearing the Midnight Tiara), Prince Joachim and Princess Marie (in the Dagmar Tiara), Queen Sonja (in the Modern Gold Tiara) and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

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