Well, it’s been quite sometime since I posted anything about HM Queen Margrethe and her husband, HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. With that being said, the couple recently attended various events including a birthday party and a winter ball.
According to the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, the couple attended a birthday party on January 15, 2011 for their dear friend, Birthe Bruun Rasmussen. According to the reporter, Ulrik Ulriksen:
HM Queen Margrethe and the Prince Consort attended the birthday party with their closest friends the night before the royal birth of the Danish twins at Rigshospitalet.
Apparently, the Queen knew late Friday when she made her way to her friend, Birthe Bruun Rasmussen’s 70th birthday bash at the Warehouse 11 in Copenhagen, that Crown Princess Mary was close to giving birth. Maybe that’s why Her Majesty seemed a little tense upon arriving at the party. She knew that the birth could happen at any moment while she and her husband enjoyed the birthday party.
Once she had come inside and was received by the birthday girl and her husband, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen, the Queen seemed more relaxed. In the end, she, along with Prince Henrik, enjoyed the birthday party which had lots of great food, vintage wines. Speeches were made and music filled the air. The famous opera singer Gert Henning Jensen sang and later in the evening Peter Kragerup orchestra played for the guests.
Meanwhile, on January 29, 2011, HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik attended a winter ball hosted by their dear friend, Fritz Schur. The ball took place at the Christian Holm Castle, located in Klampenborg, Denmark.
According to Billed Bladet:
The scene was from the guests’ arrival set for a grand evening with culinary masterpieces and vintage wines. The energetic host took personally greeted all of the guests including Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince Consort, who arrived last.
Fritz Schur, who recently was appointed chamberlain, bowed deeply to Queen Margrethe then he escorted the Queen up the grand stairs into the elegant entrance hall where flowers of all colors filled the room.
Both the Queen and Prince Consort looked forward to a long night with many of their close friends who were on the guest list. One of the Schur-festival highlights was the musical performances by some of the country’s best classical musicians ensured.
The beautiful Viennese music was the perfect accompaniment to a gala evening that the royal couple and most other guests he ended only after midnight.
To view more photos from both events please click the links: 70th Birthday Party and Winter Ball
Source and photos courtesy of: Billed Bladet by Jacob Ljørring and Birger Storm