16 April 2013: The 73rd birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on Amalienborg Palace.


16 April 2013: (first) Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark; (second) QMII and Henrik with their two eldest sons, Frederik and Joachim; (third) QMII and Henrik with the eldest sons of their eldest sons, Christian and Nikolai.

There wasn’t anything la-di-da over her. She was a terrifically sensible person. The fact that you take your job seriously and that you do what you must, is something that I very well can relate to. You assume your duty.
—  Queen Margrethe II of Denmark about Empress Maria Feodorovna (née Princess Dagmar of Denmark).