New Portraits Of Queen Margrethe And Her Heirs Unveiled To Mark Her 80th Birthday
The Danish royal family took to its official Instagram account on Tuesday to share new portraits of Queen Margrethe, her son Crown Prince Frederik, as well as her grandson Prince Christian. This was done in honor of the monarch’s impending birthday.
The Queen turns 80 on Thursday. Captured by Per Morten Abrahamsen in the fall, the aforesaid images show her sporting a long-sleeved purple dress, which is adorned by a floral brooch. These images that have been taken at Fredensborg Castle and Christian IX’s Mansion at Amalienborg show the Queen posing with Frederik, 51 and 14-year-old Christian, both donning coordinating suits.
These are the first three pictures in a set of new portraits of the Queen along with her family. The caption confirmed that the images have been published to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 80th birthday, which is just around the corner.
Furthermore, It was also mentioned in the caption that the portraits were captured by renowned photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen. The series comprises individual portraits of the Queen, as well as her generational portraits with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, as well as His Royal Highness Prince Christian.
Much to the royal family's chagrin, the events planned to mark the Queen's 80th birthday throughout this month were canceled amid coronavirus pandemic. On Mar. 12, a statement released by the Danish royal court confirmed the news.
The statement noted that The Queen has decided to cancel the planned activities and events to commemorate her 80th birthday citing the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on society. In addition to canceling activities planned by the Royal Danish House, the royal family's participation in other imminent official program has also been canceled.
The Queen released another statement about canceling the royal family's events and COVID-19. The international community and Denmark are currently combating coronavirus pandemic, the statement noted. Furthermore, it pointed out that everyone has a special responsibility to show kindness to each other and make noteworthy contributions to help the country get through the crisis.
The Queen appealed that everyone follows directions set by the government and the authorities and take care of each other. In the announcement, the Queen also expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the authorities, institutions, businesses and individuals and Danish healthcare personnel for showing great decisive action and care for the people so that the country can get through this difficult time together.