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Margrethe at 80: The Jubilee Moments


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Queen Margrethe has celebrated a few milestones on the Danish throne. A Silver Jubilee in 1997; a Ruby Jubilee in 2012. If she is still on the throne in 2022, she will mark her Golden Jubilee. And having ascended to the throne at the age of 32, Queen Margrethe has marked a few major birthdays on the throne.

Today, let’s look back at some of the biggest jubilee moments of her reign.

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On Queen Margrethe’s 40th birthday in April 1980, the Danish Royal House released four official portraits.

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Including this portrait with her husband, Prince Henrik.

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And this portrait with her children, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.

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On 14 January 1997, Queen Margrethe marked 25 years on the Danish throne.

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik on the balcony.

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In April 2000, Queen Margrethe celebrated her 60th birthday at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

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Queen Margrethe’s 70th birthday in April 2010 was marked with three days of celebrations, including this formal reception on the first evening.

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A look at the ballroom.

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A gala celebration marked the second evening of birthday celebrations.

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Queen Margrethe in her refinery.

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Queen Margrethe and her family on the balcony for birthday cheers on the third morning of celebrations.

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A carriage ride with Prince Henrik through Copenhagen.

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In 2012, Queen Margrethe marked her Ruby Jubilee: 40 years on the Danish throne. The first of the festivities included a reception at Copenhagen City Hall.

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik attending a gala performance at the DR Concert Hall.

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On the balcony with Prince Henrik.

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With extended family.

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In 2015, Queen Margrethe marked her 75th birthday.

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The royal families of Europe were invited to the celebrations, which included a gala dinner.

Unfortunately for Queen Margrethe, what was supposed to be massive celebrations for her 80th birthday this year have been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.



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Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.