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Guest list for first celebration of Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee revealed

Only to be used in conjunction with Jubilee stories
Photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen for Kongehuset

The year 2022 will see many major royal anniversaries and the first takes place in Denmark where Queen Margrethe has ruled for 50 years.

The Danish Royal Court has just announced which members of the Royal Family will take part in the first of many celebrations for the Golden Jubilee on January 14 2022.

Both of the Queen’s sisters, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will participate in the celebration. Princess Benedikte, who lives at Berleburg Castle in Germany, is often in Denmark and she attends official events on a regular basis. Queen Anne-Marie lives in Porto Heli in Greece and, unlike Princess Benedikte, is not often in Denmark.

In addition, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will also participate.

The celebration of Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee is being scaled down at the start of the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but it is hoped many events will take place in the summer. However, on January 14, the anniversary of her accession will still be marked in different ways. First, a council of state will be held, which will be quickly followed by a celebration at Christianborg Castle in Copenhagen. Later on the same day, the royals will go to Roskilde Cathedral where they will lay flowers to remember that the day also marks 50 years since the death of King Frederik IX of Denmark.

The second round of celebrations will hopefully be on a much larger scale and include gala dinners, the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Castle Square and, of course, a balcony appearance where Queen Margrethe can celebrate with wellwishers.

In connection with the celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, a new portrait image has been published. Also, an official logo has been created. The anniversary logo is for use by the media, municipalities, organizations, associations, companies, shops and others who in one way or another want to participate in the celebration of the Queen’s 50th Anniversary. Many Danes have already displayed the logo in their windows at home and primary schools have decorated classrooms with drawings of the Queen.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.