01 January 2016

Queen Margrethe Rings in the New Year with Turquoises

Photo: Keld Navntoft for kongehuset.dk

For her annual New Year's Speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark chose pieces from her extensive collection of turquoise jewels. She mixed antique and modern pieces for the speech. Her brooch is a legacy from Queen Ingrid. It was a wedding gift in 1905 to Princess Margaret of Connaught, Margrethe's grandmother, from the Duchess of Devonshire. The earrings are part of a modern set that can also be worn with pendants.

You can read the text of the Queen's address here. The biggest revelation from the speech? Prince Henrik will be stepping back from many of his public duties in the new year.

The court has also released information about which royals will be attending this week's New Year's Levees...



January 1 at Amalienborg Palace
Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and Princess Elisabeth

January 5 at Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace
Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary

January 6 at Christiansborg Palace
Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary


Stay tuned in the next few days for tiaras from Denmark and Japan!