Queen Margrethe has won a prestigious arts award for her work on an acclaimed film.
Just weeks after her abdication, Her Majesty was presented with the Robert Award for Costume Designer of the Year for ‘Ehrengard – The Art of Seduction’.
The trophy and certificate were given to Queen Margrethe at her home at Amalienborg in Copenhagen.
Her Majesty said ”I am deeply grateful, touched and proud of the recognition given by the Robert Prize. To receive an award that the industry itself awards makes me particularly happy, and it has been a great joy and pleasure to be able to contribute to the expression of the film. I would like to thank the entire team behind the film, but especially I thank all those who made my ideas, sketches and drawings a reality – not least the talented people who sewed and worked on the many costumes”.
Ehrengard – The Art of Seduction is billed as a romantic comedy about a prince whose family offer unorthodox help as he attempts to produce an heir of his own.
Queen Margrethe designed over 50 costumes for the film.
The queen is well known for her artistic talent and has an impressive list of credits to her name as a costume and set designer.
She looked happy and relaxed as she posed for photos with her prize.
Later this week, Queen Margrethe will undertake her first solo public engagement since her abdication when she inaugurates the new Prince Henrik’s School.