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QUEEN MARGRETHE PRESENTED THE QUEEN’S WATCH AND ATTENDED THE COUNCIL OF STATE

Queen Margrethe Presented “The Queen’s Watch”

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark participated in the Royal Life Guards’ Parade and presented the “Queen’s Watch” (Danish: ”Dronningens Ur” ) to guard Jeppe Nørhave Illum. The “best guard” of Royal Life Guards (Danish: Den Kongelige Livgarde) have been honored with a watch presented by the regent since 1970.

The watch is given as an appreciation honor awarded to the guard who has been a good comrade and a skilled soldier. This tradition was created during Frederick IX’s reign (Queen Margrethe’s father) and was then called “The King’s Clock” (Danish: ”Kongens Ur”). At the change of regent in 1972, the watch changed its name to “Dronningens Ur”.

Urparaden fandt traditionen tro sted på eksercerpladsen ved Livgardens Kaserne i København og blev gennemført med færre…

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021


The Royal Life Guards is a mechanized infantry regiment of the Danish Army, founded in 1658 by King Frederik III. The primary task is to provide a number of soldiers from the Guard Company to serve as a guard/ceremonial unit to the Danish monarchy, while training the Royal Guards for various functions in the mobilization force.

Today’s parade was held with fewer people present than usual due to the situation with COVID-19.⁣⁣

Overrækkelsen af uret har fundet sted siden 1970, hvor det blev indstiftet i forbindelse med Frederik 9.’s 70-års…

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Foto: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Garder Jeppe Nørhave Illum. Foto: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Queen Margrethe Attended the Council of State

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe accompanied by her son, Crown Prince Frederik, attended the Council of State (Danish: Statsrådet), which for the first time in history was held virtually at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on March 16th.

The Ministers participated in the cabinet virtually due to the situation with the COVID-19.

Dronningen var som sædvanligt til stede i Statsrådssalen på Christiansborg Slot, hvorfra Majestæten med Kronprinsen ved…

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Council of State is the privy council of the Kingdom of Denmark. The body of advisors to the Danish monarch, the council is a formal institution, with largely ceremonial functions. Chaired by the monarch, the council comprises all cabinet Ministers and the Crown Prince or Hereditary Princess when he or she is of age. When unavailable, the monarch is represented by the regent or Lord Protector (Danish: Rigsforstander).

Foto: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Foto: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Tuesday, March 16, 2021


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