Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (82) made changes to her 50th jubilee program over the weekend following the death of British monarch Elizabeth II (1926-2022). This was announced by the head of communications for the royal family, Lene Balleby, in a statement that was published in an Instagram post, among other things.
On Saturday, September 10, the planned parade at Amalienborg Palace Square, where the Queen and the royal family were supposed to appear on the balcony, will not take place, according to the announcement. A carriage ride was also canceled. The visit to Copenhagen City Hall with entertainment program will be postponed to a later date. The gala performance on Saturday evening in the old theater of the Danish State Theater in Copenhagen will be held in an adapted form. The planned music performance in the evening on Kongens Nytorv Square in Copenhagen is cancelled.
On Sunday, September 11th, the morning service in the Frauenkirche will be held in an adapted form. The luncheon afterwards for Nordic heads of state and the royal family on the royal yacht Dannebrog will proceed as planned. The gala at Christiansborg Palace on Sunday evening will take place in an adapted form.
Margrethe II had previously expressed her sadness at the death of the British Queen, her third cousin, in a statement. She was "deeply moved by the sad news of the death of your beloved mother, I send you and Camilla my heartfelt thoughts and prayers," she said to King Charles III. (73) turned. "Your mother was very important to me and my family. She was a preeminent figure among European monarchs and a great inspiration to us all."
When Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascended the throne of Europe's oldest monarchy in 1972, she was just 31 years old, her father Frederik IX. died the same day at the age of 72 after a short illness. On January 14, the monarch had her 50th anniversary of the throne. However, the celebrations had to be postponed due to the corona pandemic.