King Frederik IX’s 70th Birthday, 1969

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The Danish Royal Family celebrate King Frederik IX of Denmark’s 70th Birthday in Copenhagen on this day in 1969, which included a Service and a Balcony Appearance at Amalienborg Palace, for which the King and Queen were joined by Crown Princess Margrethe, Princess Benedikte, and Queen Anne Marie with their husbands, and a couple of grandchildren.

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That evening, the King hosted a Banquet at Christiansborg Palace for the Royal Family and Royal Guests, with Queen Ingrid (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara and Queen Josefina’s Diamond Brooches), Crown Princess Margrethe (in the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), and Prince Henrik, King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie (wearing the Emerald Parure), and King Olav of Norway among the few figures pictured.

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2 thoughts on “King Frederik IX’s 70th Birthday, 1969

  1. King Frederik was such an interesting man with his varied interests in music (he was a keen amateur conductor) and the Navy. As the daughter of a man who was also like this, I can well imagine how his family loved him and were shocked by his death. I expect the whole nation of Denmark sincerely mourned his passing.

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    1. I agree! I think he must have been a very sincere and approachable man. I don’t think he was much for protocol, as you can see when he greeted his family when returning home from abroad. He hugged and kissed everyone, including giving his wife a proper smooch on the lips. Quite unheard of in the stuffy world of royal protocol!

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