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Pictures released for Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik’s 50th anniversary

Yesterday, the Royal Danish House released two new images of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were taken onboard the Danish royal yacht, Dannebrog.

The couple spent a short holiday privately in Sweden on the royal yacht. They spent most of their time around Stora Karlsö off the west coast of Gotland. Their anniversary yesterday was spent at sea. Crown Prince Frederik was regent while his mother was away; 77-year-old Queen Margrethe and soon-to-be 83-year-old Prince Henrik returned to Denmark today.

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik onboard the royal yacht Dannebrog to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Photo: © Kongehuset

As part of the celebrations of their golden wedding anniversary, the Royal Danish House announced that “members of the Royal Family, the staff and the crew of the Dannebrog” received a memorial gold-plated silver medal that had both the Queen and Prince’s names engraved with hearts in between surrounding the portrait of the couple in the centre smiling at one another. A crown at the top of the medal holds it to the light blue and golden band.

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik personally presented the honours to the crew of the Dannebrog yesterday.

After the unveiling of “Miss Fredensborg” on 5 June with their immediate family in the gardens of Fredensborg Palace. Photo: © Kongehuset

On 5 June, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness unveiled a sculpture in honour of their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary in the private gardens of Fredensborg Palace. The sculpture called “Miss Fredensborg” was designed by Prince Henrik, who retired from royal duties in 2016, and is located in the private section of the gardens of the palace. “Miss Fredensborg” is the couple’s joint gift to one another.

Prince Henrik will celebrate his 83rd birthday privately today.

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