The Danish Monarchy is the constitutional monarchy of Denmark and its overseas territories. It is considered to be the oldest monarchy in the world. The present Queen is Margrethe II. As a constitutional monarch, the Queen is limited to non-partisan, ceremonial functions. The ultimate executive authority over the government of Denmark is still by and through the monarch’s royal reserve powers; in practice these powers are only used according to laws enacted in Parliament or within the constraints of convention.

We encountered the Queen twice during our 3-week stay in Copenhagen in winter 2020-11. Once after a formal ceremony at the parliament and again at the ballet a few nights later. See photo gallery.