Two new portraits of Queen Margrethe have been released to mark her 80th Birthday on 16 April 2020.

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Queen Margrethe at Fredensborg Palace in September 2019. Photo: Per Morten Abrahamsen

The Danish Royal Court is releasing a series of photos of Queen Margrethe II at 7.00 am (local time) for three days to mark her 80th Birthday.

Photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen took these two portraits at Fredensborg Palace in September 2019.

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Queen Margrethe at Fredensborg Palace in September 2019. Photo: Per Morten Abrahamsen

Past Official Portraits

Danish monarchs have posed for portraits, mostly in paintings, for centuries.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark official portrait in 2014. Photo: Torben Eskerod, Kongehuset ©

In recent times, due to modern technology, many portraits have been photographed, mostly for birthdays and other royal anniversaries.

Photographer Rigmor Mydtskov has taken most of Queen Margrethe’s official portrait photographs since her accession to the throne in 1972 until her 60th birthday in 2000.

Click here to see the gallery.

Send Your Birthday Greetings

Danes living abroad can help Queen Margrethe celebrate her 80th on Thursday, 16 April, by posting a birthday greeting on the Royal House’s official website at http://kongehuset.dk.

It is possible to attach handwritten letters, drawing or a photograph with your message.

Selected congratulations will subsequently be shared on the Det Danske Kongehuset (Danish Royal House’s) social media platforms.

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