British State Visit to Denmark, 1957

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh started their first State Visit to Denmark on this day in 1957, where they were hosted by King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed by King Frederick and Queen Ingrid in the Copenhagen Harbour, where the King and Queen set out in the royal barge to greet the Queen and Duke, before they made their way to the dock for the Official welcome and wreath laying ceremonies.

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Afterwards, the group made their way to the Amalienborg Palace in carriages, where they posed on the balcony and with King Frederick and Queen Ingrid’s daughters.

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In the evening, King Frederick and Queen Ingrid hosted a State Banquet in honour of their British guests at the Christiansborg Palace. Queen Elizabeth wore the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace. Queen Ingrid wore the Pearl Poire Tiara with the diamond necklace and earrings of the Danish Crown Jewels.

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On Day 2, Queen Elizabeth visited atomic Professor Niels Bohr with Queen Ingrid and then Crown Princess Margrethe. She also visited the Carlsberg Breweries.

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In the evening, the royal couples attended a Gala Performance at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. Queen Elizabeth wore Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara with the Dagmar Necklace. Queen Ingrid wore the Danish Emerald Parure.

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On the third and final day, the Queen and Duke were accompanied by the King and Queen when they visited the Skovgard School in Copenhagen, during which they saw pupils at work during a cookery lesson.

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One thought on “British State Visit to Denmark, 1957

  1. As I was reading the article and came upon the state banquet pictures, I was surprised to see that Q. Elizabeth was wearing the Vladimir tiara and not Q. Alexandra’s Kokochnik. But then I saw that she wore it and Dagmar’s Necklace at the gala theater performance and all was well with the world! 🙂 I think it would have been unthinkable for Q. Elizabeth not to bring something from her great grandmother Q. Alexandra of Denmark. King Frederick IX was Q. Elizabeth’s 3rd cousin and P. Philip’s 2nd cousin because they all descend from K. Christian IX. Even Q. Ingrid was also related to Q. Elizabeth and P. Philip through her mother, Princess Margaret of Connaught, a granddaughter of Q. Victoria, so it was indeed like visiting family. I love reading about the history of royalty so I loved this post! I also loved the shoes Q. Elizabeth was wearing when she first got off the boat!

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