Queen Margrethe celebrates 40th year on the throne
Schedule of events for the Queen's ruby anniversary.
|Queen Margrethe during her younger years.|
Queen Margrethe of Denmark celebrates her 40th year on the throne this January. The much-beloved monarch ascended to the throne Jan. 14, 1972 on the death of her father, King Frederick IX. The celebration of the queen's 40th year is set on a month-festivity, evidenced by the schedule of activities.
TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY 2012
Visit to the Folketing (Danish Parliament), followed by a reception. HM The Queen, HRH The Prince Consort, TRH The Crown Prince Couple and HRH Prince Joachim will participate.
PHOTOS AND PRESS CONFERENCE
Press conference with HM The Queen in the Great Hall, Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg.
HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort will before the press conference pose for photographs in the Great Hall, Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg.
WEDNESDAY, 11 JANUARY 2012
EXHIBITION OPENING AT FREDERIKSBORG
HM The Queen, HRH The Prince Consort and TRH The Crown Prince Couple
attend the opening of an exhibition at The Museum of National History Frederiksborg Palace. Read more
EXHIBITION OPENING AT AMALIENBORG
HM The Queen, HRH The Prince Consort, TRH The Crown Prince Couple and HRH Prince Joachim
attend the opening of the exhibition ``Royal Gala´´ at Amalienborg Museum. Read more
SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY 2012
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
Special train with the Royal Carrriage carrying the royal family arrives at Roskilde Station
Wreath laying ceremony at King Frederik IX’s and Queen Ingrid’s graves, Roskilde Cathedral
Coach ride from Amalienborg through the pedestrian street with escort by the the Royal Danish Hussar Guard Regiment to Copenhagen’s City Hall. The route will be announced alter.
RECEPTION AT COPENHAGEN’S CITY HALL
Official reception at Copenhagen’s City Hall
Entertainment in the ceremonial hall, HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort enter the balcony
GALA PERFORMANCE IN DANMARKS RADIO’S CONCERT HALL
During the intermission, HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort will greet guests
SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY 2012
MINISTERS OF STATE MEETING
The Queen in Council with ministers of state at Christiansborg Palace, Statsråd meeting room
Presentation of gifts from the Government and the Folketing in Christian IX’s Apartment, Christiansborg Palace
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Changing of the guard at Amalienborg
The royal family steps out on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg
Buffet luncheon hosted by The Crown Prince Couple for foreign guests and the family in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg
CELEBRATORY RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Celebratory service at Christiansborg Palace Church
GALA BANQUET AT CHRISTIANSBORG
Gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for Danish officials, foreign guests and the family
FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY 2012
Fernisage of the exibition "THE ESSENCE OF COLOUR – THE ART OF QUEEN MARGRETHE II" at Ark