Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her jubilee

Wo a waving monarch and a sea of ​​red and white flags were to be seen in Copenhagen, it was decidedly quiet over the weekend. After Queen's Death Elizabeth II Denmark's Queen Margrethe II celebrated her 50th anniversary with the utmost restraint.

Before the eyes of Nordic heads of state, the 82-year-old caught up on some celebrations for her round anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, without neglecting the sad news of the Queen's death. The radiant smile that has always distinguished Margrethe was not to be taken away from the now longest reigning monarch in the world.

"She beamed like the little girl she was in 1948 when she first went to the Royal Theater," said theater reviewer Jakob Steen Olsen for the newspaper Berlingske, according to Danish radio after a gala event on Saturday evening. In the theater in question, the art and culture-loving queen was entertained with excerpts from ballet, musical and classical plays. At Margrethe's request, a minute's silence was held for the late Queen at the beginning of the event.

The Danish monarch also performed this difficult balancing act - celebrating without appearing irreverent - on Sunday: in front of around 800 invited guests in the Frauenkirche in Copenhagen She showed herself smiling in a red suit with a matching hat and briefly waved to photographers and onlookers.

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