The Queen of Denmark headed out for her summer holidays last week with a pink-themed jewelry appearance aboard the royal yacht.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived in Gråsten in southern Denmark on Tuesday, sailing into Sønderborg Harbor aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog.
The Danish royal family’s summer residence, Gråsten Palace, is located in the small Jutland town. The royals have been summering at the palace for almost a century. It was a beloved residence of Margrethe’s parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, and Margrethe has kept up the family tradition of gatherings at the palace in the summer months.
Margrethe greeted residents in the town square on her arrival in Gråsten. The weekend was an important one for her, as she became the longest-reigning monarch in Danish history. Technically, there is one longer-reigning monarch on the roster: King Christian IV, who was on the throne from 1588 until his death in 1648. But King Christian was a child for the first eight years of his reign, and Denmark was run by a regency during those years, so Margrethe has technically been reigning for a longer duration of time.
For Tuesday’s arrival in Gråsten, Queen Margrethe wore one of her favorite pink summer outfits, consisting of a dress, a jacket, and a matching hat.
She accessorized with pink jewelry as well.
A pair of clip-on pink button earrings were chosen to match the ensemble. (Like several other royal ladies, including Queen Camilla, Margrethe does not have pierced ears.)
She also wore an interesting brooch from her collection. The pink porcelain brooch, with features a woman’s face surrounded by rose petals, was made by one of Margrethe’s favorite modern jewelers, Arje Griegst. The face in the brooch was modeled on Griegst’s wife, Irene.
If Griegst’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you recognize him as the maker of Margrethe’s modern Golden Poppies suite.
Margrethe also wore the rose brooch last summer, during August’s visit to Toender.