You have to hand it to Margrethe she knows how to throw a Royal party. A gala performance, a state banquet, a dinner and a dance. Looking forward to it already!
As expected, the Queen's 80th birthday will be celebrated in grand style - the main events taking place on 14, 15 and 16 April:
2 APRIL – OPENING OF EXHIBITION AT FREDERIKSBORG PALACE
On 2 April, The Queen takes part in the opening of the exhibition “The Faces of The Queen” at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace. The exhibition portrays The Queen’s life, work and special interests. The exhibition displays films, costumes and stage scenery elements as well as a large number of portraits.
3 APRIL – NEWS CONFERENCE AT FREDENSBORG PALACE
On 3 April, The Queen meets with the news media in the Garden Hall at Fredensborg Palace as a prelude to the birthday celebration.
14 APRIL – COMMAND PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL THEATRE
On 14 April, The Queen rides in the coach from Amalienborg to the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage, where Her Majesty, the royal family and invited guests will attend a command performance, which will be broadcast on DR1.
15 APRIL - “CHILDREN FROM DENMARK’S MUNICIPALITIES CELEBRATE HM THE QUEEN” AT CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE
On 15 April, children from Denmark’s municipalities celebrate The Queen at Christiansborg Palace in the morning. The arrangement is the birthday gift from the Danish municipalities to Denmark’s Queen.
15 APRIL – STATE DINNER AT CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE
In the evening of 15 April, The Queen hosts a state dinner at Christiansborg Palace. For the dinner, there will be a program featuring a variety of entertainment put together in cooperation with TV2.
16 APRIL – MORNING WAKE-UP CALL AT FREDENSBORG PALACE
On The Queen’s birthday, 16 April, Her Majesty is awakened with morning song and makes an appearance from a window at Fredensborg Palace.
16 APRIL – CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT AMALIENBORG
On The Queen’s birthday, 16 April, The Queen and the royal family step out on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, at 12:00. Beforehand, the Royal Life Guard carries out a changing of the guard on Amalienborg Palace Square.
16 APRIL – RECEPTION AT COPENHAGEN CITY HALL
On 16 April, The Queen rides in the coach through the city’s streets to Copenhagen City Hall, where there will be speeches and entertainment and where Her Majesty will appear on the City Hall balcony.
16 APRIL – BANQUET AND DANCE AT FREDENSBORG PALACE
On 16 April, The Queen hosts a private dinner at Fredensborg Palace on the occasion of the birthday. The royal family and guests from Denmark and abroad will participate.
25 APRIL – BALLET GALA AT TIVOLI
On 25 April, Tivoli celebrates The Queen with a ballet gala at Tivoli’s Concert Hall. Later, there is a dinner at Restaurant Nimb for specially invited guests, and the evening concludes with a festive fireworks display.
5-6 JUNE – SUMMER CRUISE TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF AARHUS
The days of 5-6 June, The Queen goes on a summer cruise aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog with visits in the Municipality of Aarhus as part of the birthday celebration.