The Royal Danish House changes Christmas and New Year’s plans
In connection with the recent increase of COVID-19 in Denmark, the royal family’s Christmas and New Year’s plans have been adjusted.
Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate Christmas Eve at Marselisborg Palace together with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, as well as Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. The original plan was that Her Majesty would celebrate Christmas Eve at Schackenborg Palace, but the holiday will instead be celebrated in Aarhus, where The Queen traditionally resides during the Christmas period.
The Crown Prince Family will still celebrate Christmas Eve in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg.
The planned New Year’s levee at Christiansborg Palace on 4 January 2021 for the prime minister and certain other representatives of official Denmark is cancelled. Instead, Her Majesty The Queen will receive written New Year’s greetings from the levee participants.
As always, The Queen will deliver the New Year’s Address on 31 December 2020 at 18:00.