Queen Margrethe holds final audience as Queen of Denmark

Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Queen Margrethe has held her final audience as Queen of Denmark.

The Queen held an audience with laundry employee Flemming Kjølstrup Jensen from Central Laundry Bispebjerg at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. He holds the honour of being the last Dane to hold an audience with Her Majesty.

Since taking the throne in 1972, Queen Margrethe has welcomed 50-150 Danes in audiences, approximately every other Monday, meaning close to 50,000 Danes have had the pleasure of speaking to Her Majesty at the palace.

It is a tradition in Denmark that the people with special honours can request an audience with their monarch and show them their awards, like a royal order or medal.

Queen Margrethe will step down as Queen of Denmark on Sunday 14 January after 52 years on the throne. She will be immediately succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik who will reign as King Frederik X.


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