11 September 2022

Celebrations in Denmark – first day

Photo: © Wonderful Copenhagen.
The celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 50th anniversary as regent takes place this weekend. Queen Margrethe succeeded to the Danish throne when her father King Frederik II died on 14 January 1972. The 50th anniversary celebrations were of course planned to take place in January this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Unfortunately the death of Queen Margrethe's third cousin Queen Elizabeth II has put the celebrations somewhat in the shadow, at least outside outside the Kingdom of Denmark. Because of Queen Elizabeth's death, some adjustments had to be made to the planned celebrations.

Yesterday – 10 September 2022  Queen Margrethe, members of the royal house, the Nordic heads of states and representatives of the official Denmark attended "a commanded performance" at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. From the guest list:

The Royal Family

  • HM Queen Margrethe II
  • HRH Crown Prince Frederik
  • HRH Crown Princess Mary
  • HRH Prince Christian
  • HRH Princess Isabella
  • HRH Prince Joachim
  • HRH Princess Marie
  • HH Prince Nikolai
  • HH Prince Felix
  • HRH Princess Benedikte
  • HSH Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  • Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille
  • HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  • HM Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
  • HRH Princess Alexia of Greece
  • Don Carlos Morales Quintana
  • HRH Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
  • HRH  Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
  • HRH  Princess Theodora of Greece
  • Mr. Matthew Kumar
  • HRH Prince Philippos of Greece
  • HRH Princess Nina of Greece

Nordic Heads of State

  • HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • HM Queen Silvia of Sweden
  • HM King Harald of Norway
  • HM Queen Sonja of Norway
  • HE The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö
  • Mrs. Jenni Haukio
  • H.E. President of the Republic of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
  • Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid

Other family

  • HE Count Ingolf of Rosenborg
  • Countess Sussie of Rosenborg

Among the others on the guest list were members of government, representatives of the Parliament , the court and other reprensentatives of the official Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The full list can be viewed here.

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