The Palace of Denmark has unveiled an official portrait of the royal family.
Queen Margrethe II appears surrounded by her sons, Princes Frederik and Joachim.
This is the first time that the royal family has appeared in full since the sensational announcement of the queen.
In September 2022, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark announced a real change for the royal family. Indeed, the 82-year-old monarch had said she would strip four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles, so they could live simpler lives. This decision only concerns the children of his second son, Prince Joachim.
Since this resounding announcement, very badly experienced by the main interested parties, the royal family has no longer appeared united. The Christmas holidays were not a way to calm tensions since Queen Margrethe II found herself alone. His eldest son Prince Frederick traveled to Australia to celebrate Christmas with his in-laws, while Prince Joachim said he had a “long-planned trip” with his wife and four children, Nikolai, Felix, Henrik and Athena.
A portrait of the Queen alongside her sons unveiled
On Wednesday, December 28, the Palace of Denmark unveiled portraits of the royal family to celebrate the end of the year. On the first, Queen Margrethe II appears smiling alongside her sons, dressed in uniform, as well as their companions crowned with their princess diadem. On the second, the monarch is simply accompanied by the heir couple. “It is an old tradition that new portraits are released on royal anniversaries and, to close the jubilee year, two new gala portraits of the Queen and the Royal Family are unveiled today,” said it was clarified.
If the family appears particularly united in the photos taken in the hall of the knights of the palace of Christian IX, this does not mean that Prince Joachim has forgiven his mother. Indeed, according to the Daily Mail, the portraits would have been taken during the celebrations of the jubilee, organized at the beginning of the summer.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark © Dana Press