Disappointing jubilee with no family on the balcony
The first official family meeting after the title scandal in the Danish royal family was alarming. Queen Margaret celebrated her fiftieth anniversary on the throne without her family sitting on the balcony.
It was the first time Queen Margrethe, 82, and her sons had met in public in the wake of the scandal surrounding their grandchildren’s exclusion. But on the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne on Saturday (November 12, 2022), the Danish royals were not seen together.
Queen Margaret drives alone to Town Hall
The chariot of King Christian and Queen Louise, which was closed due to cold weather, set off with the Queen at 12:35 from Amalienborg Palace. At about 1 p.m., the carriage reached City Hall, where dozens of people had gathered to wave to the Queen on the balcony. Earlier, Margaret’s cousin, Count Ingolf von Rosenburg, 82, and his wife, Countess Susie, 72, had arrived there. Then Margaret’s younger sister Princess Benedict zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, 78, her children Prince Joachim, 53, his wife Princess Mary, 46, and Prince Frederick, 54, with Princess Mary, 50. They all came without children. A conscious decision on the occasion of the latest excitement in the royal house? surely.
No public meeting with Prince Joachim
Then Queen Margaret entered the balcony alone, without the other members of the family, and left again a minute later. Only Mayor Sophie Hestorp was present. Then the Queen accepted the gift from the city in the town hall and gave a speech. After that, lunch was taken, a music program was played, I drank coffee and ate cake.
So there was no big public gathering. Even at the festivities in town hall, what should have happened. It is said that each family member sat at the table with a host.
Sources used: Dana Press, billedbladet.dk
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