Danish royal family put on elegant display ahead of birthday dinner

Danish royal family put on elegant display as Queen Margrethe hosts dinner party celebrating the 50th birthday of sixth in line to the throne Prince Joachim

  • Queen Margrethe, 79, was hosting a private dinner to celebrate the 50th birthday of her son Prince Joachim 
  • The Danish royals gathered at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the official residence of the Queen 
  • Notable guests included the Crown Prince Frederik, his wife Crown Princess Mary and their four children  

The Danish royals put on an elegant display as they arrived in dinner jackets and lavish evening gowns to attend a family dinner at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen yesterday evening. 

Queen Margrethe, 79, was hosting a private dinner to celebrate the 50th birthday of her son Prince Joachim – the sixth in the line of succession to the Danish throne, following his elder brother, Crown Prince Frederik, and Frederik’s four children. 

The Crown Prince himself, aged 51, was among those attending the event arriving alongside his wife the Crown Princess Mary and his four children Christian, 13, Isabella, 12, Vincent, eight, and Josephine, eight. 

The Queen dazzled in a floral dress as she welcomed Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie and the Prince’s four children. Dressed in a white dinner suit, the Prince was first to greet his mother as his family followed.

His wife, Princess Marie, looked equally radiant in a blue evening gown. Other attendees included the former French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, and his wife – and the Countess Fleming. 

The royals waved to waiting crowds as they entered the Amalienborg Palace – the official residence of the Queen and her family. They then entered for the private dinner to celebrate Prince Joachim’s birthday.  

Queen Margrethe of Denmark at the door to Amalienborg Palace where she welcome Prince Joachim (in white), Princess Marie and their children on the occasion of his 50th birthday

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children posing outside Amalienborg Palace yesterday evening. Left to right: Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Princess Athena, 7, Prince Felix, 16, Prince Henrik, 10, and Prince Joachim, 49

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their four children arrive at Amalienborg Royal Palace. The pictured children are Christian, 13, Isabella, 12, Vincent, eight, and Josephine, eight

Prince Joachim and his family wave to gathered crowds outside Amalienborg Palace. They then entered for the private dinner to celebrate Prince Joachim’s birthday


Other attendees included the former French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, and his wife – and the Countess Fleming (left). There were a number of guests at the private dinner, which was held to celebrate the 50th birthday of Prince Joachim

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their four children wave to crowds before entering Amalienborg Palace – the official residence of the Queen and her family

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their four children arrive at Amalienborg Royal Palace where Queen Margrethe of Denmark hosted a dinner party last night celebrating the 50th birthday of Prince Joachim

Prince Joachim and family arrive at the Amalienborg Royal Palace for the birthday dinner. Denmark flags flew in the background as they pulled up


Countess Flemming was among the arrivals at the royal palace. As was the former wife of Prince Joachim, Countess Alexandra, with whom he had his first two children

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their four children arrive at Amalienborg Royal Palace. The Crown Prince is the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and the heir presumptive to the Danish throne


Guests arrived at the dinner party in lavish evening gowns. One sported a pink dress, while another wore a floral number. The dinner party was being hosted by Queen Margrethe for the 50th birthday of her younger son

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