THE DANISH ROYAL FAMILY WELCOME 2012 WITH A NEW YEAR’S BANQUET

The Danish royal family welcomed 2012 with a New Year’s levee and banquet at Christian VII’s palace at the Amalienborg in Copenhagen on January 1, 2012.   In attendance were Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik along with Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary and the Queen’s other son, Prince Joachim.  This year is a special one for the Danish royal family as it marks the 40th anniversary of the reign of Queen Margrethe who succeeded her late father, King Frederick IX in January 1972.  Photos by Dan Martindale/Getty Images Europe.

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