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Royal Round Up: Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday, day two

This week’s royal round up is going to be a little different. Instead of the usual round up, this post is dedicated to Queen Margrethe‘s second day of birthday celebrations on April 16 (her actual 75th birthday) that I didn’t have time to post during the week.

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday gala dinner: night one

Last night, April 15, Queen Margrethe held a Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first of two gala dinners this week in celebration of Margrethe’s 75th birthday. The second dinner is tonight, on her actual birthday. The first gala was attended by many monarchs (and their spouses) from across Europe. No one from the British Royal Family was there. The gala was a white tie event with tiaras and orders.

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Royals in tiaras for the Dutch-Denmark State Visit

The Tiara Tour LIVES! Sorry I haven’t gotten to it until now; real life beckoned. But we’re here now, so let’s head over to Denmark where the Netherlands paid a State Visit. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima landed in Denmark Tuesday, March 17. I’ll cover some of the other photos from the visit later; this is just for the March 17 evening State Banquet (with tiaras, gowns, and sashes) at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. There were five ladies in tiaras: Queen Maxima, Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte.

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Royals attend Holocaust Remembrance Day events

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, by Soviet troops. There was a ceremony at Auschwitz attended by heads of state, dignitaries, and over 300 Auschwitz survivors. Additionally, there were a number of commemorative events held around the world. A number of Europe’s royals attended the ceremony at Auschwitz or other events in their own countries. Prince William released a statement from Mustique.

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Danish Royal Family dons tiaras for New Year’s Banquet

The Danish Royal Family stepped out yesterday, January 1, for their first major event of the year, the New Year’s Banquet at Christian VII’s Palace. This is the second royal house to host a New Year’s event (go here for the Japanese). The New Year’s Banquet is a major event for the Danes where they host a number of government officials and other guests and show up in their most formal wear and jewels. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, all joined Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik for the event.

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