Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 81, surprises in an elegant blue ball gown in a new portrait ahead of her golden anniversary in 2022

  • Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 81, has cut an elegant figure in a new portrait
  • She surprises in a lively blue prom dress, along with a sparkling array of jewels
  • The spectacular photograph was taken at Fredensborg Castle, in the Dome Hall










Queen Margrethe of Denmark cuts an elegant figure in a new portrait published to mark her upcoming golden anniversary in 2022.

The 81-year-old monarch is amazed at a lively blue prom dress, along with a glittering array of jewels for the photograph, taken at Fredensborg Castle, in the Dome Hall.

Shared to Instagram today, the spectacular image captures Queen Margrethe staring out into the distance as she sits on a magnificent golden chair.

To prove you can never get enough accessories, the royal combined his velvet statement ensemble with a pair of glamorous pearl earrings, a matching tiara and a similar necklace.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark (pictured) cuts an elegant figure in a new portrait released to mark her upcoming golden anniversary in 2022

Queen Margrethe of Denmark (pictured) cuts an elegant figure in a new portrait released to mark her upcoming golden anniversary in 2022

Her outfit was also adorned with lots of shiny brooches, while she completed her look with a sleek makeup – including a bright pink lip.

To ensure that her Pearl Poire diadem was at the center, the monarch – who marks 50 years on the throne on January 14 – held back her locks.

The tiara she is wearing was the one she chose in her first official portrait as Queen of Denmark when she took over the throne in 1972 from her father Frederik IX.

Photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen captured the Queen of Denmark in her majestic pose.

A number of events are planned to mark the monarch’s golden anniversary, including carriage rides and balcony appearances in Copenhagen.

The 81-year-old monarch (pictured in Munich on November 12) stunned in a lively blue prom dress, along with a glittering array of jewels for the photograph, taken at Fredensborg Castle, in the Dome Hall

The 81-year-old monarch (pictured in Munich on November 12) stunned in a lively blue prom dress, along with a glittering array of jewels for the photograph, taken at Fredensborg Castle, in the Dome Hall

Several lavish receptions are also expected to take place where royals around Europe are believed to be invited.

In September, it was announced that the monarch has been hired as set designer for a new Netflix movie.

It was revealed that she will design the scenery for an adaptation of a romantic fantasy novel by Out of Africa’s Karen Blixen, one of Denmark’s most internationally recognized female writers.

Queen Margrethe has had a long career as an artist; she has sketched the illustrations for Danish editions of The Lord of the Rings and enjoyed exhibitions at, among others, the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, southwest of Copenhagen.

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