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Queen Margrethe takes part in commemorations linked to Denmark’s history of exploration

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has attended the Royal Geographical Society’s meeting on Danish expedition history at the Danish National Museum.

Queen Margrethe was received by six-year-old Viola, who handed Her Majesty a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Queen was then greeted by the Director of the National Museum, Rane Willerslev.

The meeting was also part of the launch of a completely new and important scientific publication. A book in a total of three volumes was published and presented to the Queen during the meeting. The book series called “Danish Expedition History” is the result of collaboration between a number of researchers, historians and other scientific personnel.

The books shed light on the long, diverse and fascinating series of Danish expeditions and explorers. Selected authors who have participated in the project gave a series of short lectures about their articles to Her Majesty and those who attended the meeting.

The Danish Queen found these topics exciting. She has participated in several Danish expeditions in connection with archaeology. Then Princess Margrethe participated in a number of excavations both in and outside Denmark, beginning when she was 12. From 1960 to 1961, the Queen studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge in England.

The Royal Geographical Society Meeting holds a total of six meetings a year and aims to promote knowledge of the Earth and its inhabitants. The meeting was concluded with a reception in the foyer of the Danish National Museum; the Queen also attended the reception before returning home.

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.