Queen Margrethe’s New Year Address was broadcasted live from Amalienborg Palace at 6.00 pm on television and radio.

Source: YouTube/Det Danske Kongehus

Queen Margrethe’s New Year’s Address original transcript.

God bless Denmark.

The English translation of Queen Margrethe’s New Year Address.


The New Year’s Address is usually delivered from The Queen’s Drawing Room in Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg.

King Christian X gave the first radio broadcast of the New Year’s Address on 1 January 1941, and King Frederik IX’s speech was first televised in 1958.

In 2010, Danmarks Radio broadcasted the Queen’s New Year’s Address worldwide to Danes living overseas.

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