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Old 11-10-2005, 01:45 AM
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Queen Margrethe II's Enthronement: January 15, 1972

I have been searching unsuccessfully for pictures of Queen Margrethe's entrhonement ceremony. Can anyone help? Thank you
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:44 AM
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I don't believe that there is an enthronement ceremony per se in Denmark. Queen Margrethe was proclaimed Queen from the Palace balcony on January 15, 1972 by the Prime Minister following the death of her father King Frederik IX. There are pictures of Queen Margrethe and the Prime Minister on the Palace balcony.

I have edited my post to add photo links of Queen Margrethe on January 15, 1972.

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Thank you for that Mandy, they are great pics :)
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:36 AM
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Thanks you for the pics!

I watched last year a documentary about Consort Princes : there were some images showing QM on the balcony, on the verge of tears, because of her father's loss :( when she was proclamed Queen. Very emotional image...

And in the pics with the red dress, I remember her daughter-in-law Mary in a similar dress...
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great pictures! margrethe was a really beautiful lady.

was she wearing black because of his father's death? or is that the protocol in enthronements? what about the photo with the red dress? was it taken after she being proclaimed queen because of the death of the former king or some months later as the official photo of the new queen? she looks a little bit happier in those...
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great pictures! margrethe was a really beautiful lady.

was she wearing black because of his father's death? or is that the protocol in enthronements? what about the photo with the red dress? was it taken after she being proclaimed queen because of the death of the former king or some months later as the official photo of the new queen? she looks a little bit happier in those...
Carlota,

I am pretty sure that as her father had died the day before that this explains the reason why the Queen was in black attire. I am almost certain that all provided pictures of the Queen in black are either from the very same day as the Kings death or the balcony presentation the following day.

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the red dress

I believe the pictures of Margrethe in the red dress were taken right before her wedding. As far as I remember she wore it to a galla-performance at the royal theatre.
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On the Danish website of the Danish Monarchy, there is a clip in which The Queen talks about her proclamation in Danish. But it also shows footage from Her Majesty’s proclamation. First, after about 20 seconds, the prime minister thrice proclaims that “King Frederik IX is dead. Long live Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II”. The reason for him proclaiming the same message thrice is that he must proclaim it to all corners of the kingdom… except south because he would have to yell down the hallway behind him in order to do so.

The video can be found here: http://kongehuset.dk/publish.php?dogtag=k_dk_familien_dronningen
(go to the paragraph “Tronfølgeloven” and click “filmklip”.

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I wish that the European royal families still had coronations, as it makes for a good spectacle. I would like to see them wearing their full regalia and the state imperial crowns etc. Maybe they got rid of coronations because it might seem a bit old-fashioned? Does anyone know why they got rid of coronations, opting for enthronements/ proclamations?
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I wish that the European royal families still had coronations, as it makes for a good spectacle. I would like to see them wearing their full regalia and the state imperial crowns etc. Maybe they got rid of coronations because it might seem a bit old-fashioned? Does anyone know why they got rid of coronations, opting for enthronements/ proclamations?
In Denmark, we stopped anointing our kings at lavish ceremonies after the introduction of democracy as part of the limited monarchical constitution of 1848 rather than absolute monarchy (1660-1848). The anointing of kings was seen as being part of an absolute monarchy and was thus abolished.

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Thank you for compiling the pictures. Margarethe was such a beautiful young woman, and she is still amazing. Among all the European queens, she was probably the prettiest at that time.
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how did her fathers enthronement look like
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The same as QM II´s.

King Frederik IX was also proclaimed King on the balcony of Amalienborg by the Prime Minister. But this time it was his father King Christian X who had died and King Frederik IX who wore black. The Prime Minister at the time was Knud Kristensen.

I tried to finde a picture somewhere on the net - but without succes. Instead I found this radiobroadcast from the event:

Kong_Frederik_IX_udraabes_til_konge - dr.dk/bonanza

About 4.54 minutes into the broadcast you will hear the proclaimnation of Frederik as King - made by the Prime Minister Knud Kristensen. About 6.30 minutes into the broadcast you will hear a speech by King Frederik IX. At about 10.30 the crowd is singing the national hymn. After that they sing "Kongesangen" (The Kings song) and these songs are followed by - as far as I can hear - three other danish hymns. Now and then the crow are cheering King Fredrik.

I can recomend - even to non Danish speakers - to listen to the entire broadcast. It gives a very realistic impression of the atmosphere.

There must have been a huge amount of people present. It is said in the broadcast that not only was the square infront of Amalienborg filled with people. So many people had gathered that they were standing on as remote places as Højbro Torv, Amager Plads and Holmens Kanal.........Oops that is a lot of people.


On the same homepage the proclaimnation of Queen Margrethe II can be found as a video, but unforturnatly it is a very short version only 1.50 minutes long and the sound is missing:

http://www.dr.dk/bonanza20_assets/En...ning_Margrethe

And yes, Margrethe was such a beautiful young woman.
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The same as QM II´s.

King Frederik IX was also proclaimed King on the balcony of Amalienborg by the Prime Minister. But this time it was his father King Christian X who had died and King Frederik IX who wore black. The Prime Minister at the time was Knud Kristensen.
It was the balcony of Christiansborg not Amalienborg. I have also seen pictures of the new King Frederik IX. and queen Ingrid in an open carriage either on the way to Christiansborg or after the proclamation back to Amalienborg.
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It was the balcony of Christiansborg not Amalienborg. I have also seen pictures of the new King Frederik IX. and queen Ingrid in an open carriage either on the way to Christiansborg or after the proclamation back to Amalienborg.
I really do doubt that it was on the balcony of Christiansborg Frederik was proclaimed King. It simply does not make sense. I will returne when I have found out which balcony it was. I am quit sure though it was the balcony of Amalienborg elsehow people gathering om Amager Torv wouldn't make sense.

Anyway, you might be right so I will have to check

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It was the balcony of Christiansborg not Amalienborg. I have also seen pictures of the new King Frederik IX. and queen Ingrid in an open carriage either on the way to Christiansborg or after the proclamation back to Amalienborg.

You are right, it was at Christiansborg.................
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I really do doubt that it was on the balcony of Christiansborg Frederik was proclaimed King. It simply does not make sense. I will returne when I have found out which balcony it was. I am quit sure though it was the balcony of Amalienborg elsehow people gathering om Amager Torv wouldn't make sense.

Anyway, you might be right so I will have to check
Why not? margrethe was also proclaimed from Christiansborg not Amalienborg. have found 2 photos where you cann see that it is Christiansborg.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18...ikIX194702.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18...ikIX194701.jpg
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Why not? margrethe was also proclaimed from Christiansborg not Amalienborg. have found 2 photos where you cann see that it is Christiansborg.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18...ikIX194702.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18...ikIX194701.jpg
I whish I had found the two photoes from Christiansborg.

Anyway..... Amalienborg or Christiansborg the ceremoni still is the same. It is a ceremony one only experience onze in a lifetime - perhaps twize. IMO the balcony of Amalienborg or Christiansborg is a detail compared to the sentiment of the Danish people when saying goodbye to the old King and welcomming the new King/Queen.
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I think an enthronement would be a lot easier than standing on a balcony either the same day or the day after a beloved father has just died and having to smile and wave to her subjects.

Most people need more than a few hours to "get it together" so to speak, and yet there she stood, a grieving daughter and a brand new Queen, sharing her grief with her country in what must surely be the most bitter-sweet moment in her life.
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I agree Marg. It does seem to be an almost inhumane ceremony.

Besides the pomp and circumstance of a coronation would be wonderfull to observe.
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And would allow the Queen and her county time to grieve and then to celebrate.
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