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Mandy 04-26-2008 03:02 AM

Queen Margrethe's Official/State Visits 1973 to Present

Welcome to Queen Margrethe's Official and State Visits Thread.

HM Margrethe II has made over fifty official/state visits which, of course, do not include weddings, christenings or funerals since becoming Queen of Denmark in 1972. This thread is an attempt to provide an overview of the Queen's foreign visits.

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Mandy 04-26-2008 03:03 AM

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At Government Residence (Mrs Eldjárn, Prince Henrik, Queen Margrethe, President Kristján Eldjárn)

Greeting People (Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, President Kristján Eldjárn)

Banquet/Reception (Queen Margrethe, President Kristján Eldjárn, Prince Henrik)

The First Lady and Queen Margrethe


Mandy 04-26-2008 03:28 AM

12 February 1973 Three-day Official Visit to Norway

Queen Margrethe and King Olav

Official Salute

King Olav, Queen Margrethe at the Palace

Group Picture (Standing: Prince Henrik, King Olav, Crown Prince Harald. Sitting: Crown Princess Sonja, Queen Margrethe, Princess Astrid)

Sonja and Queen Margrethe On 12 February 1973, Queen Sonja was awarded the Order of the Elephant by Queen Margrethe.

Luncheon at City Hall (CP Harald, Queen Margrethe, King Olav, CP Sonja)

Visiting a museum

Munch Museum

Gala dinner (Queen Margrethe and King Olav)

Gala dinner (Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik)

Queen Margrethe extended her 3-day official visit to Oslo by a week to attend the Gausdal Winter fair. Picture1 and Picture1.

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April/May 1974 Official Visit to Great Britain

At Windsor (Queen Elizabeth waits to greet Queen Margrethe at Windsor. With her are, from the left, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Foreign Secretary James Callaghan and the Home Secretary Roy Jenkins.)

Group Picture (Prince Henrik, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Margrethe, Prince Philip) On 30 April 1974, Prince Charles was awarded the Order of the Elephant by HM Queen Margrethe.

Gala Dinner (Prince Philip, Queen Margrethe, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Henrik)

Royal Mews Exhibition (May 1, 1974: Queen Margrethe visits the Royal Mews Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace. Rt. Hon. Edward Short, MP - Lord President of the Council, escorts Queen Margrethe during her visit to Hampton court Palace.)


Mandy 04-26-2008 04:26 AM

July 1974 Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany

Arrival 1 (Queen Margrethe and President Gustav Heinemann)

Arrival 2 (Queen Margrethe and President Gustav Heinemann)

Arrival 3 (Queen Margrethe inspecting the honour guard)

Arrival 4 (Queen Margrethe inspecting the honour guard)

Arrival 5 (Queen Margrethe's hat)

Arrival 6 (Prince Henrik, Queen Margrethe, President Gustav Heinemann, Mrs Hilda Heinemann)

Gala Dinner (President of the Federal Republic Gustav Heinemann, his wife Hilda Heinemann, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik)

With Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt


Visiting a museum

Leaving Munich after attending a gala dinner


Mandy 04-26-2008 04:32 AM

1975 Vatican City

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark with Pope Paul VI (1897-1978, second from right) in the papal private library during a visit to the Vatican, circa 1975.




Mandy 05-06-2008 03:52 AM

28 May - 2 June 1975 8-Day Official Visit to the Soviet Union

Meeting with Chairman Podgorny
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik being greeted by Nikolai Podgorny, Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, on 28 May 1975. Queen Margrethe talking with Chairman Podgorny.

Queen Margrethe concluded an eight-day official visit in the Soviet Union on 2 June 1975. It was the first visit by a European monarch to the USSR since the 1917 October Revolution.


Mandy 05-06-2008 04:08 AM

29 October 1975 State Visit to The Netherlands

Gala reception (Sitting: Prince Bernhard, Queen Margrethe, Queen Juliana, Princce Henrik. Standing: Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, Princess Margriet, Princess Anne van Denemarken, Prince Georg van Denemarken, Princess Beatrix, Prince Claus.) On 29 October 1975, Queen Beatrix (then Princess Beatrix) was awarded the Order of the Elephant by HM Queen Margrethe.

Mandy 05-06-2008 04:16 AM

17 November 1976 Official Visit to Belgium

Queen Margrethe with King Baudouin in Brussels, Belgium.


Mandy 05-20-2008 02:50 AM

22 November 1976 Official Visit to Luxembourg On 22 November 1976, Grand Duke Jean was awarded the Order of the Elephant by HM Queen Margrethe.

Mandy 05-20-2008 03:01 AM

April 1977 Official Visit to Yugoslavia

April 1977: Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik paid an official visit to Yugoslavia. During the visit they had lunch with President Tito and his wife on their private holiday island Vanga. The Royal couple were transported to the President’s house by an electrically driven car. Queen Margrethe shares the front seat with President Tito while Mrs Tito and Prince Henrik share the back seat.



Mandy 05-20-2008 03:27 AM

8 November 1977 State Visit to Italy

Queen Margrethe accompanied by Prince Henrik arrived in Rome on an official State Visit. The royal couple flew from home airport to the Quirinale presidential palace by helicopter where they were welcomed by President Giovanni Leone. Afterwards, they laid a wreath on the tomb of Italy’s Unknown Soldier. The Queen and the President Giovanni pass a guard of honour of mounted Cuirassers at the Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome. Keystone.

Guard of Honour

Queen Margrethe during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.



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12 October 1978 State Visit to France

Palais de l'Elysée: President Valery Giscard d'Estaing kisses the hand of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark as her husband, Prince Henrik (R) looks on. The President and his wife, First Lady Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing, received the royal couple at the Palais de l'Elysee. On 12 October 1978, President Valery Giscard d'Estaing was awarded the Order of the Elephant by HM Queen Margrethe.

Reims Cathedral: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark shares a laugh with her husband Prince Henrik. During the royal couple's trip to France, they visited Reims Cathedral and its wine-growing region.

Arc de Triomphe




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13 September 1979 State Visit to China

Reception1: Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik attend a reception hosted by Vice Premier Li.


Great Wall of China: Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik having fun while visiting the Great Wall of China.

Mandy 07-16-2008 11:15 PM

Speech: The late Emperor Hirohito.

The Toast: Queen Margrethe II, Emperor Hirohito, Prince Henrik.


Mandy 07-16-2008 11:22 PM

Gala Reception: King Juan Carlos, Queen Margrethe II, Queen Sophia.


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