New Year’s Address 2020

H.M. The Queen delivers a New Year’s address for the 49th time this year. It will take place from Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg.

Photo: Keld Navntoft, Ritzau Scanpix ©

Every year, The Queen gives a New Year’s address on 31 December at 18:00. The speech is broadcast live on TV, radio and the Internet and is delivered from The Queen’s reception room in Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg.

The Royal Life Guard on New Year’s Eve
The Royal Life Guard’s traditional display of honor is also broadcast live and commences immediately before the New Year’s address, when the Guards on watch at Amalienborg Palace Square place their rifles at rest and stand at attention with colors and two tambour drums while the address is delivered. After The Queen’s New Year’s address, “King Christian stood by the lofty mast” is played. The Life Guard presents arms, which are saluted, and the colors are retired.

In light of the spread of COVID-19 and the consequences thereof, a TV screen will not be set up on Amalienborg Palace Square this year.