On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended the Craftsman Association’s medal presentation held at the City Hall in Copenhagen.
According to the Danish royal court, the newly trained craftsmen were:
“…hailed for their well-executed apprenticeship tests. The medal is proof that they have completed their top-level craft education. Medals were awarded to 75 craftsmen in the presence of the Queen, who congratulated each of the newly trained craftsmen.
Among the medal recipients was Josefine Toft, a former carpenter’s apprentice at the Royal House’s workshop, who received a Bronze medal for her apprenticeship. In the workshop house, which is located behind Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg, the Royal House’s painters, carpenters, and laundry assistants are gathered. Josefine Toft is now employed as a cabinetmaker in the workshop house.”
The tradition of awarding medals dates back to 1867, and since 1927 the Danish royal house has participated in the annual medal presentation.
Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court.