The new King of Denmark will be celebrated this Sunday in Copenhagen
For the first time in more than half a century, Denmark will have a king when HM Queen Margrethe abdicates and HRH Crown Prince Frederik accedes to the throne this Sunday afternoon.
Thousands of tourists will join the Danish crowds in celebrating the new King Frederik X and Queen Mary in Copenhagen on the historic day.
On her last appearance as monarch, Queen Margrethe will ride in a carriage through the city, escorted by the Guard Hussar Regiment.
Following the Council of State meeting where The Queen signs the declaration of her abdication, HM King Frederik X will step out onto the balcony of Christiansborg Palace where the Prime Minister proclaims His Majesty’s accession to the throne.
Thousands will celebrate the new King and his Australian born Queen as they ride through Copenhagen in a carriage while there will be an honorary cannon salute from the Sixtus Battery before the biggest ever planned firework display from the Tivoli Garden will honour the succession of the throne.
Visitors to Copenhagen will flock to the Amalienborg Palace, the main residence of the Danish Royal Family, and explore the monarchy ‘behind the scenes’.
At the Amalienborg Museum, visitors can enter the private interiors of the most recent kings while also seeing the daily changing of the Royal Guards.
A brand new exhibition opens tomorrow (13 January) to mark the The Queen's spectacular life and her 52 years on the throne with a large number of portraits – including this famous one by Andy Warhol. Frederiksborg Castle is a royal treasure and Denmark's official
museum of National History, located in North Sealand.
Visitors can also follow in the footsteps of HM The Queen to mark her 52 years on the throne. Why not visit The Queen's Tapestries at
Christiansborg Palace or Rungstedlund where you will see a series of costume sketches and découpages created by the creative Queen herself to illustrate the Karen Blixen novel 'Ehrengard'.