The queen rode in the 177-year-old carriage from Amalienborg Palace to Christiansborg, where she hosted the last of this year's series of New Year's receptions.
Her route to Christiansborg was lined with more police officers than usual because of the recent terror attacks in Berlin and Istanbul.
The queen was escorted by the Guard Hussar Regiment. Photo: Ólafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix
“We've put more police officers on the streets and they will be armed,” Copenhagen Police spokesman Hernik Møller Jakobsen told Ritzau.
A cyclist is passed by the queen's gold carriage. Photo: Ólafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix
The gold carriage that brought Queen Margrethe to her reception was built in 1840 for King Christian VIII. Six white horses pulled the queen's carriage through the capital.
It's good to be queen. Photo: Ólafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix