Quiet Danish throne jubilee continued with service
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II continued her celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the throne, which had been postponed and greatly reduced after the death of the queen, with a festive service. In front of around 800 invited guests in the Frauenkirche in Copenhagen, the 82-year-old smiled in a red suit and matching hat on Sunday morning before the service, led by Copenhagen Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen, was opened with singing.
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has postponed her celebrations for her 50th birthday, which were greatly reduced after the death of the Queen. jubilee continued with a festive service. In front of around 800 invited guests in the Frauenkirche in Copenhagen, the 82-year-old smiled in a red suit and matching hat on Sunday morning before the service, led by Copenhagen Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen, was opened with singing.
Among the guests were next to the assembled Danish Royal family among others, Sweden’s royal couple Carl XVI. Gustaf and Silvia, Norway’s royal couple Harald and Sonja and the Presidents of Finland and Iceland, Sauli Niinistö and Gudni Jóhannesson.
Commemoration of Elizabeth II with a minute’s silence
It was already closed in Copenhagen on Saturday evening Margrethes Honors given a gala event at the Royal Theater. The monarch, who is very interested in art and culture, was entertained by the theater with excerpts from some of the greatest plays in history, including ballet, musicals and classic plays such as “Hamlet” and “West Side Story”. At Margrethe’s request, a minute’s silence was held at the beginning of the event for the late British Queen Elizabeth II.
After this Death the Queen on Thursday, Margrethe asked her court to reduce and adjust the anniversary program at short notice. The big folk festival, where the queen wanted to show herself to the people on the balconies of Amalienborg Palace and Copenhagen City Hall and in a carriage, was cancelled. On Sunday, after the service, a reception on Margrethe’s ship “Dannebrog” and a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, were planned.