Centenary of the Reunification of Denmark

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was joined by Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian for the official celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Reunification of Denmark in Southern Jutland on June 13th, which was delayed from last year due to the ongoing Pandemic. In 1920, King Christian X ratified the law that incorporated Southern Jutland into Denmark, after a period under German rule for 56 years, and the Royal Family made a symbolic journey to Southern Jutland.

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After arriving from Copenhagen on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian rode in a Carriage to drive across the old border at Frederikshøj south of Kolding, where an interpretation of the sport of honour from 1920 had been set up, and the Queen gave a speech and inaugurated a sculpture. Afterwards, the Queen, the Crown Prince and Prince Christian were joined by the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Bo Tengberg for a Service of Thanksgiving in Haderslev Cathedral.

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