The Queen of Denmark to visit Russia

August 29, 2011

The state visit of the Danish Royal Family to Russia is scheduled for September 6–9, 2011. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort will Moscow and St.Petersburg. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince will accompany the Royal Couple.

The Danish Royal House today stands as an important symbol of national unity and a solid ground in an unstable world. This status is partly attributed to the monarchy's solid anchoring in ancient traditions, but also to the ability of the royal house to adapt to contemporary conditions in an intelligent and dignified way without spurning traditional values such as permanence, respect for tradition, sense of duty and responsibility for the nation.

Denmark is one of the oldest states in Europe and the oldest kingdom in the world. The current monarch, Queen Margrethe II – who celebrated the Silver Jubilee of her reign on January 14, 1997 – descends from the oldest lineage in Europe which dates back to 900 AD and Viking King Gorm. The Queen is very popular among Danes and visitors alike. During major royal festivals thousands of people gather in the square in front of Amalienborg Castle to wave flags and cheer for the Queen and her family.

 

 

 

 

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