Queen Margrethe and Sisters Visit King Frederick's grave


Royal sisters lay wreath on their father's tomb. 

Since not everyday a crowned head celebrates his ruby anniversary, Denmark has laid a series of festivities and events in line with the queen's 40th year anniversary. On the morning of Jan. 14, the queen, together with her younger sisters, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of the former kingdom of Greece, paid a visit to their parents' tombs at Roskilde Castle. She was with her consort, Prince Henrik, her sons Princes Frederik and Joachim, and daughter-in-law Crown Princess Mary. Princess Marie bailed out from the event because of her pregnancy. Meanwhile, the queen's sisters, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Benedikte were each accompanied by their husbands, King Constantine II and the Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

Each sister laid a wreath on their father's father tomb. The queen laid blue wreath, Queen Anne-Marie, yellow, and Princess Benedikte pink. A synchronized curtsey followed, led by the crown prince of Denmark, Prince Gustav (Princess Benedikte's son, and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. 

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