A long-awaited Golden Jubilee celebration for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark finally took place last weekend, and there were some incredible heirloom diamonds sparkling for the occasion!
Queen Margrethe arrived in a horse-drawn coach at Copenhagen City Hall for a special jubilee luncheon on Saturday. The event had been canceled twice—once because of pandemic concerns, and then later because of the death of Queen Elizabeth II—before finally being held this weekend.
The Queen was greeted outside city hall by Copenhagen’s mayor, Sophie Haestorp Andersen.
Queen Margrethe wore royal purple for the luncheon and wrapped up in a warm velvet and fur shawl to ward off the November chill.
She was joined at the luncheon by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, who wore diamond earrings for the occasion. (I’d also wager that the Connaught Sapphire Brooch might be pinned on the dress beneath her coat.)
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the luncheon as well. Marie’s black-and-white ensemble was accessorized with Magic Alhambra earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels, plus one of Georg Jensen’s special Golden Jubilee brooches.
Princess Benedikte attended the celebration as well, wearing a purple and white ensemble with (I think!) pearl earrings.
As for Queen Margrethe herself, she wore some of the most important, sentimental diamonds in her jewelry box. She greeted the crowd from the city hall balcony and revealed that she had worn the Diamond Daisy Brooch for the occasion. The brooch is made with diamonds that belonged to Margrethe’s grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden. They were set in the brooch by Crown Princess Margareta’s widower, King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, who then gave the jewel to his daughter, Queen Ingrid of Denmark. She passed the brooch along to her eldest daughter, Queen Margrethe, who has said that it is one of her greatest treasures.
Queen Margrethe wore her coordinating diamond daisy earrings with the brooch as well. A lovely and sentimental selection for an important milestone celebration!