By Henning Sandberg Okholm
For centuries, the Royal Family and the Danes have of course wished each other a good New Year, and thus happiness and prosperity to each other near and far.
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe, on the other hand, holds the royal family’s tradition, January 1, New Year’s Eve for invited and people in the government.
Red carpet has been laid out, and ministers come one by one in their ministerial cars.
It is also a common practice that those who have the highest rank always come last. That is, ministers arrive first.
The few invited from the government are:
The Prime Minister always comes before the royal, and that is because everyone must be seen with Her Majesty the Queen. There is a tradition that bottom rank is the next. The Prime Minister who came was as tradition, in good faith, welldressed and in a good mood to lead the government. The rest of the state ministry had already met as after an invitation to the table.
When looking at rank classes, the prime minister under H.K.H. Crown Prince Frederik, H.K.H. Crown Princess Mary, H.K.H. Prins Joachim and H.K.H. Princess Marie, in the respective order.
In the picture is H.K.H. Prins Joachim and H.K.H. Princess Marie arrived.Joachim and Marie arrive before the Crown Prince.
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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary arrive as the last with the Queen.
Height and order
It is the case that rank classes, the lower ones always come first to Newyear’s banquet. Those with the lowest rank are ministers who are the first few and under the Prime Minister. Those who are next are the Prime Minister, then the younger ones includings are, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Her Royal Highness Princess Marie.
As the next and highest in the rank class, H.R.H. CrownPrince Frederik and H.R.H. CrownPrincess Mary.
Finally, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, who receives a brief greeting from the Guardians, and greets everyone on her way.
Photographer: RoyalPress Zhong Min Peng