11 September 2022

Celebrations in Denmark – second day – lunch at the royal yacht and gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace

  Photo: © Wonderful Copenhagen.

The celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 50th anniversary as regent continued today with a service in the Church of our Lady, followed by lunch at the royal yacht Dannebrog. Photos from Dannebrog can be viwed here. The royal family was present, together with the Nordich heads of state and members of the royal court.

The celebrations continued with a gala dinner tonight at Christiansborg Palace. The number of royal guests was smaller than at the Royal Theatre yesterday and at the church service earlier today. All the grandchildren and the queen's nephews and nieces and their spouses were excluded. 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 Marie
  • HRH Princess Benedikte
  • HM Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes

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
  • HE The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö
  • Mrs. Jenni Haukio
  • HE The President of the Republic Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
  • Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid

Other family

  • HE Count Ingolf of Rosenborg
  • Countess Sussie of Rosenborg

Among the other guests were members of the government, the presidency of the Parliament, the Supreme Court, representatives from Greenland and the Faroe Islands and other representatives of the official Denmark. The full list can be viewed here.

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