50th throne jubilee: Queen Margrethe II celebrates reluctantly

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
 Queen Margrethe II celebrates reluctantly

Where a waving monarch and a sea of ​​red and white flags should be seen in Copenhagen, things remained deliberately quiet over the weekend. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Denmark's Queen Margrethe II celebrated her 50th jubilee with extreme reticence. Before the eyes of Nordic heads of state, the 82-year-old caught up on some celebrations for her round anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, without neglecting the sad news of the Queen's death. The pictures are in the video.

Minute of silence for the Queen

That radiant smile Margaret has always been distinguished, the now longest reigning monarch in the world could not be taken away. 'She beamed like the little girl she was in 1948 when she first went to the Royal Theater,' said theater reviewer Jakob Steen Olsen for the newspaper Berlingske, according to Danish radio after a gala event on Saturday evening. In the theater in question, the art and culture-loving queen was entertained with excerpts from ballet, musical and classical plays. At Margrethe's request, a minute's silence was held for the late Queen at the beginning of the event.

The Danish monarch also performed this not easy balancing act - celebrating without appearing irreverent - on Sunday: In front of around 800 invited guests in the Frauenkirche in Copenhagen, she showed herself smiling in a red costume with a matching hat and briefly waved to photographers and onlookers. 'Your Majesty, dear Queen. Today is a great day and a day of celebration,” said Bishop Peter Skov-Jacobsen of Copenhagen. For over 50 years she has been encouraging people to be human and kind. “They share life with us. Give us a glimpse of joy and vulnerability and make us proud,' he said.

Among the guests at the quiet, chanted service were Sweden's royal couple Carl XVI. Gustaf and Silvia and Norway's royal couple Harald and Sonja. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Icelandic President Gudni Jóhannesson also came to Copenhagen to attend the celebrations.

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