H.M. The Queen's 40th Jubilee as Reign

Photo: Rigmor Mydtskov
By King Frederik 9th's death on 14 January 1972 the Throne passed to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe 2. The demise of the Crown was announced on 15 January from the balcony of Christiansborg Palace by Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag.

In 2012 H.M. The Queen's 40th Jubilee will be marked by an official programme from 13 - 15 January.

Programme for the 40th Jubilee


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Tuesday 10 January 2012

Meeting in The Folketing

The Queens Press Conference

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Exibition opening at Frederiksborg Palace 

Exibition opening at Amalienborg Museum

Saturday 14 January 2012

Wreath-laying at Roskilde Cathedral

Coach tour

Reception at Copenhagen’s City Hall

Gala Performance in DR’s Concert Hall

Sunday 15 January 2012

Council of State

Changing og The Guard
Changing of the Guard at Amalienborg, during which the Royal Family will step out on the balcony, Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, 12 noon. 


Celebratory religious service in Christiansborg Palace church

Gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace