In January, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Danish Throne, after the Death of her father, King Frederick IX of Denmark in 1972. The Danish Royal Court has just announced a series of exciting events in mid-January to mark Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee, which will also include many Foreign Royal Guests in addition to the extended Danish Royal Family. The Jubilee will also be marked with events in several places throughout the country, with a number of interviews, TV documentaries and book releases tell about her life and work.
UPDATE: The celebrations that should have taken place in mid-January 2022 will instead take place on September 10th and 11th, which will include the events at Copenhagen City Hall, the Gala Performance at the Old Royal Theatre, a service in Copenhagen Cathedral and the Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Castle. There will also be an opportunity to pay tribute to the Queen at a change of guard ceremony at Amalienborg Palace. The final program will be announced later this year. The events of January 14th will proceed as scheduled:
- The Queen and Crown Prince begin the day with a Meeting at Christiansborg Palace.
- The Queen, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte are present at the Folketing’s official celebration of the government anniversary.
- Later the same day, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid’s grave at Roskilde Cathedral on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of King Frederik IX’s death.
UPDATE: Due to increasing safety concerns, the Jubilee Celebrations have been postponed to the late Summer, with new dates announced in the New Year. On January 14th, individual events will be attempted, including the Council of State, Reception in the Folketing and wreath-laying at Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid’s grave at Roskilde Cathedral. Further information will be announced at the beginning of the month.
- The Queen holds a press conference at Amalienborg.
- The Queen opens the exhibition “A Queen’s Jewelry Box” at the Royal Collection – Amalienborg Museum. 200 of Queen Margrethe’s Jewels will go on display from next January to October, to mark her Golden Jubilee:
- The Queen and Crown Prince begin the day with a minister at Christiansborg Castle.
- The Queen participates together with the Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in the Folketing’s celebration of the anniversary.
- Later the same day, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid’s grave at Roskilde Cathedral on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Frederik IX’s death.
- The Queen and the Royal Family appear on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg in connection with the change of guard at 12.00
- The Queen rides in the carriage to Copenhagen City Hall, where there will be a celebration and official lunch, and where the Queen will appear on the City Hall balcony.
- The anniversary is marked in the evening with a Gala Performance on the Old Stage in the Royal Theater. The queen arrives for the festive evening in the carriage from Amalienborg with an escort of the Gardehus Regiment’s Horse Squadron. The party performance is broadcast by DR.
- Festive service in Our Lady’s Church in Copenhagen.
- In the evening, the Queen holds a Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Castle, where the royal family, foreign guests and representatives of official Denmark participate. The gala tablet is broadcast by TV 2.
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This celebration also takes the place of the events planned for her 80th Birthday last April, the lavish celebrations of which were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.