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Denmark

Queen Margrethe to spend Easter at Marselisborg


JENS SCHOTT KNUDSEN VIA FLICKR

Last year, the Danish Queen had to cancel her Easter holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic but this year, her traditional holiday will take place. Many Danes take this as a sign that things can go towards normality this year and the people in the part of Denmark where the Queen is usually on holiday are welcoming the news that their royal visitor is finally on her way back.

Queen Margrethe is ready preparing her Easter holiday and in just a few days Her Majesty will move to Aarhus to stay at Marselisborg Castle and celebrate the season as she usually does. Currently, Queen Margrethe is living at Fredensborg castle and locals have told the press that here they have several times observed the queen going for a walk with her dog and enjoying the first signs of spring.

According to the Royal Court calendar the Queen will be staying at Marselisborg Castle in Aarhus from Friday 26 March. Queen Margrethe has a tradition of celebrating the Easter holiday at Marselisborg, and Her Majesty is certainly looking forward to it. Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Queen had to stay at Fredensborg Castle and refrain from going to Marselisborg. Last year, the cancellation took place at the same time as the Crown Prince and Crown Princess had to cancel their stay in Switzerland, just as the announcement that the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations on 16 April were also cancelled.

Coronavirus restrictions are still in place for Queen Margrethe, the Danish Royal Family and the rest of Denmark, but as the Queen has been vaccinated, she can now travel freely within her country again. Margrethe also sometimes celebrates her birthday at Marselisborg, but not this year as Easter falls early and several days ahead of Margrethe’s big day on April 16. Still, the Easter holiday gives Queen Margrethe the opportunity to participate in the traditional Easter Service in Aarhus Cathedral, which she often attends.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.