On Friday, the Danish royal family marked an important milestone: the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II. The Queen has been on the throne since January 14, 1972. While glittering celebrations are planned for later in the year, the royal family participated in several events to mark the anniversary yesterday.
Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark marks two important, solemn anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the death of her beloved father, King Frederik IX of Denmark, and her simultaneous accession to the Danish throne. As she celebrates her Golden Jubilee, King Frederik will no doubt be close to Queen Margrethe’s heart and mind, and she’s likely to wear a jewel during the festivities that pays tribute to her father: her ruby horseshoe brooch.
On the eve of her Golden Jubilee, I thought it would be particularly appropriate to present one of Queen Margrethe’s most golden gala ensembles of all. Here’s a closer look at the dramatic gown, which she paired with the family’s spectacular pearl and diamond parure in 2004.