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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe to skip birthday celebrations for second year

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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe to skip birthday celebrations for second year
Dronningen ankommer til Drabantsalen på Christiansborg, tirsdag den 16. juni 2020. Dronning Margrethe fyldte 16. april 80 år, men på grund af coronavirus blev dagen ikke markeret med den række arrangementer, som var planlagt. Nu fejres dronningen til gengæld af børn og skoleklasser fra landets kommuner, som har produceret 98 malerier - et fra hver kommune.. (Foto: Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix)

Queen Margrethe’s 81st birthday will be a low-key affair, the Royal Palace has confirmed.

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The Queen’s birthday on April 16th will not involve her traditional appearance on the balcony at Copenhagen residence Amalienborg.

Normally, the Queen waves from the balcony to members of the public who gather to wish her many happy returns.

The custom was cancelled on her milestone 80th birthday in 2020 in order to protect against the spread of Covid-19, and the same decision has now been made in 2021.

She will instead celebrate her birthday privately at Fredensborg Palace north of Copenhagen.

The Queen will be able to receive digital congratulations on the Palace’s online platform, according to a statement from the palace.

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