This week, we’ve been looking at several important days in the life and reign of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who will abdicate on Sunday after half a century on the throne. Our final installment of the series looks at the Queen’s glittering Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2022.
Our bejeweled journey through three of the most important days of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s life and reign continues today with a particularly pivotal moment: the day of her proclamation as Queen in 1972.
On Sunday, the people of Denmark will have a new monarch for the first time in more than half a century when Queen Margrethe II abdicates in favor of her son, Crown Prince Frederik. In honor of Margrethe’s remarkable reign, we’re spending the next few days looking back at the jewels she wore for some of the most important days of her life and reign—starting with her royal wedding in the spring of 1967.