Queen Margrethe's Official Portraits Have Been Released

On the occasion of Queen Margrethe's 80th birthday, which will be celebrated on April 16, the Royal House has released a series of official portraits from the Queen's photo album. The photos include photographer Rigmor Mydtskov's portraits of the Queen: from the ascension to the throne in 1972 to the 60th birthday in 2000. Mydtskov (1925 - 2010) was a Danish court photographer. The person in charge of immortalizing these portraits to display them today is photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen.
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
The Queen has cancelled all of the Royal Danish House’s planned activities and events in connection with the upcoming 80th birthday in April. On April 14, a congratulations register was set up on the Royal Danish House’s website www.kongehuset.dk, where it is possible to send personal good wishes to the Queen.
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara
Photographers Rigmor Mydtskov and Per Morten Abrahamsen. 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe, diamond tiara

29 Comments

  1. Wow, what a very pretty young lady she was!

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    1. I would say, "what a very pretty young lady she is"

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  2. Lovely pictures,lovely lady. Happy Birthday!

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    1. She was beautiful when she was young, me to.
      happy birthday !

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  3. Marvelous photos! Mr. Mydtskov seemed partial to Queen Margrethe's profile. Happy 80th birthday to a lovely queen.

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  4. Wow, not only Frederick but Isabella look like Margrethe! Lovely pics with her flair;)
    Glo

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    1. I looked again at the pics after reading your comment and I think, you are right, that Isabella looks a lot like the young Margarethe.

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    2. Yes, the resemblance between Isabella and her grandmother is indeed very striking here.

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  5. I really appreciate these portrait series. Too long to comment them individually, there is just one which I don't like, n° 8 if correct, the one with the yellow and fur suit. Many thanks for publishing them.

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    1. I find the yellow with fur outfit... Magnificent!

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    2. I guess I apply today criteria to an outfit of the 50s or 60s. I cannot adapt to that sort of travelling in time. As I can see opinions are in black or white on that outfit...

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  6. Cet ensemble jaune moutarde, quelle horreur! Et le rouge et or....

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    1. Of course she's lovely. She's our Lady. Check out the profile. Love, Mom

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  7. Such beautiful photos.
    Knowing something about her from her public activities, I have nothing but admiration for this talented, eloquent, artistic and accomplished monarch. Happy 80th Birthday Queen Margarethe.
    - Anon 9:13

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  8. Beautiful woman with a flair for the most flattering colors and a spectacular sense of style. All of the gowns are wonderful, but my favorite it the yellow gown with the fur trim.

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  9. Superbes tous ses portraits ; j’ai remarqué qu’elle a su accorder ses boucles d’oreilles à sa broche ‘marguerite’ !

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  10. And where are the portraits after 2000? Twenty years have passed since, and Margrethe has changed and aged like everyone else! There are wonderful portraits of her e.g. by Victoria Russell and Thomas Kluge. Such vanity and pretense. - Ellie

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  11. Those brocade gowns with fur trim look like they'd fallen out of time and could easily show a Russian Tsarina/Empress, should we not know exactly that it was Margrethe.

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  12. La reine Margrethe porte toujours du vernis à ongles rouge vif ,c’est rare chez les royales .

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  13. What a sense of style!

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  14. Lovely set of photos of Margrethe down through the years. She does seem to love the regal profile poses. Shame there was not one photo of her with her father. ~Laurel~

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  15. One more beautiful than the other, love them all.

    Sarah P.

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  16. Ces photos sont très belles et je trouve que la reine à travers tous les âges est d'une beauté incroyable

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  17. Wow! What gorgeous photos! The fashion is amazing, but what a beautiful woman!
    Chel

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  18. lovely pictures, fabulous tiaras!
    She is beautiful and you can see her very own style in all this pics.

    I like this last photo with Frederik. In this pic you can see, that Christian looks a lot like his father in young days!

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  19. The photographs are beautiful such a remarkable wonderful lady, she always has a smile for everyone.

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  20. Wow what a stunner she was and still is.

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  21. These photos of the Queen are stunning

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  22. What great photos. Those of us who have only really followed European royalty in recent years forget how lovely she was as a young woman and Prince Henrik was gorgeous. Isabella certainly bears a strong resemblance to her grandmother but I also think that the Queen looks very like a young Queen Victoria in that first image (may be the hairstyle!) Happy birthday, Your Majesty

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