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Address to her people

Danish Queen Margrethe is to make a short speech this evening to her people.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

The Royal House has announced that HM Queen Margrethe will speak to her citizens this evening at 19:00 at the occasion of her 80th birthday today. The speech will be transmitted live from Fredensborg Castle on both DR1 and TV2, it can also be live streamed at select TV/Live.

As her normal birthday celebrations with amongst other the appearance and cheering from the balcony at Amalienborg castle have been cancelled, it seems that the Danish Queen has opted for a digital approach instead.

Today she was celebrated online with Danes singing for her all over the country – transmitted at 12:00 on DR1.

The pictures below are from her last large celebration five years ago when she turned 75.

At this occasion she was also celebrated with a carriage ride through Copenhagen City, something which due to the coronavirus crisis has been cancelled together with a range of other festivities.

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All pictures below courtesy of Hisham Ammar