Queen Margrethe will wave from the balcony of her palace and drive through the streets of the Danish capital in a carriage. However, the anniversary program is to be modified by the death of the Queen.
Copenhagen – Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II (82) wants to celebrate her 50th anniversary of the throne this weekend, despite the death of Queen Elizabeth II, albeit in a modified form.
It was the Queen’s wish to adjust the program for the coming days in view of the death, said the head of communications for the Danish royal family, Lene Balleby, of the Danish news agency Ritzau. The royal family is currently working on a number of adjustments to the program.
Margrethe, who is extremely popular with the people, has been Queen of Denmark since January 14, 1972. She actually wanted to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the January deadline, but postponed it until late summer because of the corona pandemic. Now the big festival is scheduled to be made up for this Saturday and Sunday. Among other things, Margrethe wants to show herself on the balconies of her Amalienborg Palace and Copenhagen City Hall and in between drive through the streets of the Danish capital in a carriage.
Margrethe had the new British King Charles III. expressed her condolences on Thursday evening. “Your mother was very important to me and my family. She was a towering figure among European monarchs and a great inspiration to all of us,” she wrote in a letter to Charles, which the Danish royal family then shared on Instagram. “During her reign through both difficult and positive times, she played a crucial role as a unifying figure, well respected and deeply loved.”