Celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the accession of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II have been underway.  On January 14, 2012, a Gala Performance at the DR Concert Hall to took place at Copenhagen’s City Hall.  On January 15, a service to celebrate Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s 40 years on the throne at  took place the Christiansborg Palace Chapel in Copenhagen.  Here are some photos from the celebration, courtesy of Getty Images.

The Queen of Denmark's two sons, their wives and children

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary with their two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella

Queen Margrethe II celebrates her Ruby Jubilee on the throne

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

Former King Constantine of Greece (uncle of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark) with Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, wife of Crown Prince Frederik

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