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A message of congratulations from one Jubilee Queen to another

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a special message to Queen Margrethe II as the Danish Monarch marked her Golden Jubilee.

The UK Embassy in Denmark revealed that congratulations had winged their way from London to Copenhagen but kept the contents of the missive secret.

The link between the two Jubilee Queens of 2022 was revealed as the Embassy sent congratulations to Margrethe II as the 50th anniversary of her reign dawned.

On Twitter, the Embassy said ”The British Emb. wishes Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II congratulations on the 50th Anniversary of her accession to the Danish throne” and added its thanks for a ”good, long-standing” relationship between the two countries during her reign.

The King of Sweden sent a telegram to his cousin in Copenhagen, telling her ”I send my and the Swedish people’s sincere congratulations”. He referenced the impact of the pandemic on celebrations, which have been scaled back with many events postponed until later in 2022. King Carl XVI Gustaf said ”The Queen and I look forward to seeing you again as soon as circumstances allow.”

Norway’s Royal Family also sent congratulations and spoke of the warm relationship between them and the Danish Queen as well as her love of Norway.

Margrethe II became Queen of Denmark on January 14th 1972 on the death of her father, King Frederik IX. She marks her Golden Jubilee on January 14th 2022. Elizabeth II marks her Platinum Jubilee just weeks alter, on February 6th 2022.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.