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Danish royals surround Queen Margrethe as she officially opens jewellery exhibition


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Accompanied by the rest of her family, Queen Margrethe visited Amalienborg Museum to officially open the exhibition “A Queen’s Jewelry Box – 50 years on the throne told through jewellery.” 

Her Majesty was joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Benedikte, Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie. 

The exhibition showcases more than 200 pieces of jewellery, both more and less well-known by the public; each piece has significance because it’s connected to a specific moment in the Queen’s reign. 

After receiving a preview tour of the exhibition, the royals sat in the Garden Hall, where the official portion of the opening took place, and where, following speeches from the director of the Royal Danish Collection, cabinet secretary Henning Fode, and museum director Thomas C. Thulstrup, they listened to the Band of the Royal Life Guards perform a piece of music written especially for the occasion. 

The Royal Household also revealed that Queen Margrethe has voiced an audio guide for the exhibition, in which she narrates the history of each piece, as well as explaining the significance it has for her. 

The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday, 22 January, and will be ongoing until 23 October 2022 so that the public will have enough time to plan their visit to Amalienborg Museum since health safety measures are still in place and entrances into the facility are currently restricted.

Queen Margrethe celebrated last week the 50th anniversary of her ascension to the throne, following the death of her father, King Frederik XI, on 15 January 1972. 

Despite the scaling back of celebrations due to health safety concerns, the Royal Family managed to celebrate the occasion with a visit to Parliament, a church service to commemorate Queen Margrethe’s parents and a family dinner at Fredensborg Palace.