Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee

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. 

Queen Margrethe’s Silver Jubilee in 1997 | Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee in 2012

January 10th

  • The Queen holds a press conference at Amalienborg.

January 13th

January 14th

  • 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.

January 15th

  • 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.

January 16th

  • 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.

This page will continue to be updated whenever more events and updates are released so be sure to return regularly.

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.

Queen Margrethe’s Silver Jubilee in 1997 | Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee in 2012

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