11 September 2022

Celebrations in Denmark – second day – church service

 Photo: © Wonderful Copenhagen.

This morning members of the Danish Royal Family, the Nordic heads of state and many representatives of the official Denmark attended a church service in the Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue kirke) in Copenhagen in connection with the celebrations of Queen Margrethe II's 50th anniversary as regent.

The Danish Royal Court has issued a guest list which is not that different from the guest list at the Royal Theatre yesterday, but I note that the younger children of the Crown Prince and of Prince Joachim are now included. Extracts of the guest list:

The Royal Family

  • HM Queen Margrethe II
  • HRH Crown Prince Frederik
  • HRH Crown Princess Mary
  • HRH Prince Joachim              
  • HRH Princess Isabella
  • HRH Prince Vincent
  • HRH Princess Josephine
  • HRH Prince Joachim
  • HRH Princess Marie                  
  • HH Prince Nikolai
  • HH Prince Felix
  • HH Prince Henrik
  • HH Princess Athena
  • 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 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 V of Norway
  • HM Queen Sonja of Norway
  • H.E. 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

In addition the guest list includes members of the government, representatives of the Parliament, representatives of the royal court, representatives of the official Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The guest list in full can be viewed here.

Dean Anders Gadegaard and Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen officiated the church service. The program (in Danish) can be viewed here.

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