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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Gives an Interview to Student Journalists.

On Monday, June 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark welcomed two student journalists, Marinella and Theodor, from the newspaper, Børneavisen, at Christian IXs Slot at Amalienborg in Copenhagen.

The interview is being held on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s Golden Jubilee which will be marked by several major events in September.

According to the Danish royal court, the students asked about Her Majesty’s “…leisure interests and what the role of the Queen entails.” Prior to the interview, the student journalists received various questions from readers of the Børneavisens newspaper. One question that made Her Majesty chuckle was, “Do they [the royal family] sometimes wear cozy clothes like the rest of us?”

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s interview will be published in the Børneavisenon newspaper on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Inaugurates the FLUGT: The Refugee Museum of Denmark in Oksbøl.

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 25, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark inaugurated the FLUGT: Refugee Museum of Denmark in Oksbøl.

After World War II, over 35,000 East Germans civilians fled to Oksbøl, Denmark between 1945 – 1949. As a result, the remote town on the west coast of Denmark became the largest refugee camp and fifth largest town in the country.

Though many of the buildings are gone, including a hospital for the East German refugees, there are a few buildings still left in the former refugee camp. As a result, several years ago the idea to establish a museum was set in place.

Visitors to the museum will be able to experience what it was like to live at the refugee camp by following “…in their footsteps along with the original paths posters about life in the refugee camp have been established in the woods.”

After the traditional cutting of the ribbon, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II accompanied by the German Vice-Chancellor, His Excellency Robert Habeck, toured the museum and viewed the exhibition entitled, Refugees At All Times.

According to the Danish royal court, the exhibition, based on the UN Refugee Convention, conveys “…the history of refugee flows through the past century.”

The FLUGT: Refugee Museum of Denmark will be open to the public on June 29, 2022.

For more information about FLUGT: Refugee Museum of Denmark you can visit their official website here.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Attends the Re-Premiere of Svinedrengen.

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended the re-premiere of Svinedrengen (The Swineherd), a ballet rendition of H.C. Anderson’s classic fairytale, held at the Pantomime Theater at Tivoli in Copenhagen.

In 2009, Her Majesty was the set designer in collaboration with choreographer, Ms. Dinna Bjørn and composer, Mr. James Price, for The Swineherd.

Over the years, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II has been the set designer for many ballet performances including Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and The Snow Queen to name a few.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Receives Denmark’s Oldest Orders

On June 17, 2022, in a private ceremony at the Royal Palace in Oslo, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the Order of the Elephant to Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway. The Crown Prince presented the Order on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on the occasion of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday.

Originating in the 15th century, the Order of the Elephant is the oldest and noblest Danish Order of Knights traditionally presented to royalty and Heads of State; moreover, the Order of the Elephant is only “on loan” to the recipient. Once an Elephant Knight passes away the Order must be returned to the Chapter of the Order; thus most of the Elephants have been in use several times.

The concrete Elephant has undergone a minor restoration for the occasion, where it has, among other things, been affixed to the Queen’s monogram, as an Elephant always wears the sitting monarch’s monogram when awarded.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court.

Members of the Danish Royal Family Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog at the Copenhagen Harbor.

Since 1932, the Royal Yacht Dannebrog has been used as the official as well as a private residence for the Danish royal family when they partake in their traditional summer cruises in Denmark and official visits overseas.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Receives a Copy of the Rare Medieval Manuscript, Flatøybok.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark received a copy of the rare six-volume medieval manuscript, Flatøybok, at Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen. Her Majesty’s copy, which she received from Mr. Bård Titlestad, was translated from Old Norse to modern Norwegian.

According to the Danish royal court, legendary Viking kings such as Harald Hårfager, Olav the Holy, and Sverre Sigurdsson are among the Norwegian figures written about in the 1387 Icelandic manuscript known as Flateyjarbók or Flatøybok. The work had not previously been available to a wider audience, as the only translation was in Old Norse. But, an international team has over a number of years translated the work into modern Norwegian.

In 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II wrote the preface, “…to the first volume, just as His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and Iceland’s former President, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who also contributed shorter texts.”

Prior to 1971, the original six-volume Flatøybok manuscript was held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen since 1656. Today, the manuscript can be found at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Flatøybok six-volume manuscript along with other Icelandic Sagas are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Golden Girl! Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Celebrates 50 Years on the Throne at Tivoli.

On the afternoon of May 21, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated 50 years on the throne at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

Upon Her Majesty’s arrival at Tivoli’s main entrance, Her Majesty was welcomed by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Tom Knutzen and the CEO of Tivoli, Ms. Susanne Mørch Koch.

Soon, Her Majesty viewed an exhibition that displayed a selection of costumes, sketches, and illustrations that Her Majesty had designed for five different performances. Thereafter, Her Majesty visited the Pantomime Theater. Whilst there, Her Majesty watched a “…small summary of selected performances in which Her Majesty has been involved with…” according to the Danish royal court.

Later in the day, Her Majesty hopped on a roller coaster, planted a tree, and viewed a special anniversary cake consisting of chocolate sculptures, sugar sculptures, daisies, lemon pies, and cream buns. The cake is based on the performances that Her Majesty has been involved in at Tivoli.

This evening, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended a ballet performance at Tivoli’s Concert Hall in connection with the celebrations marking the 50th Jubilee of HM The Queen’s accession to the throne.