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Royal Christmas: parties at the Danish court with Queen Margrethe

There is no Regina more innovative than Margrethe of Denmark, student in Paris during the Vietnam protests and translator of Simone de Beauvoir. When Christmas comes, however, it becomes traditionalist and does not give up on the Advent calendar. Obviously innovative and digital. The windows are opened every day and between the palace and the streets of Copenhagen the little elves made by Her Majesty as decorations for the holidays.

It has already been respected on Danish soil the tradition of ballet for which the Queen creates sets and costumes. It happens every year for the show at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens. For 2021 the choice fell on The Snow Queen, inspired by the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In the audience, accompanied by their mother Mary, three of the Queen’s grandchildren Isabella, Vincent e Josephine. The queen created the show in an artistic collaboration with musician Nanna Øland Fabricius and choreographer Yuri Possokhov. After the show, His Majesty and the team received applause from the audience as they took the stage. He will also create the costumes for a fantasy film produced by Netflix.

Denmark prepares to celebrate a special year On January 14, 2022, Queen Margrethe II will have her jubilee, 50 years on the throne. The first woman to ascend the Danish throne since Margrethe I, who reigned from 1375 to 1412, the Queen has no intention of retiring. The many commitments made at Christmas are enough to make him understand.

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