The Danish Royal Family has attended their first reception of 2020.
Queen Margrethe was joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte at Christian VII’s Palace in the Amalienborg Palace complex last night. The annual reception was in honour of the Danish government, Parliament, members of the Royal Court and official Denmark.
Others in attendance included Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen, Minister for Defence Trine Bramsen, Minister for the Environment Lea Wermelin, Supreme Court President Thomas Rørdam, and Mayor of Copenhagen Municipality of Frank Jensen.
Guests dined on pheasant with apple and pickled mushrooms, deer fillet “Crepine”, cabbage, French fries and pepper sauce, baked Brillat-Savarin, truffle and frisée salad, Charlotte a la Russe, and blackcurrant from Marselisborg Palace. Tables were decorated with flowers that “mainly consist of white roses, eucalyptus, silver-grey tillandsia as well as carnations and snowflake-like bridal veils, which together remind the guests of the cold winter months,” according to the Royal House.
Music was provided by The Royal Life Guards Music Corps.
Another reception will take place tonight and on Friday night.