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The Queen of Denmark celebrates her Golden Jubilee

Europe’s Royal Family turn out in force to celebrate Danish Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee – and pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth by observing a minute’s silence ahead of the gala

  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates 50 years of accession to the throne
  • European royals from Norway, Greece and Sweden traveled to celebrate
  • A grand gala was held at the Royal Theater in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen
  • A minute’s silence was observed in honor of Queen Elizabeth who died this week

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The European royal family came out in force to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

A gala has been held in Copenhagen to mark her 50 years on the throne – as she now becomes the world’s longest-serving female ruler following the death of Queen Elizabeth. Only Hassanal Bolkiah – the Sultan of Brunei – has served longer.

Members of the royal family from Norway, Greece, Sweden and other countries were present at the event, as well as high-ranking European dignitaries.

Queen Margrethe II also observed a minute’s silence out of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark greets guests at the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne at the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece arrived at the scene, resplendent in their finery

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece arrived at the scene, resplendent in their finery

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway arrived in their regalia to mark the Golden Jubilee in Copenhagen on Saturday

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway arrived in their regalia to mark the Golden Jubilee in Copenhagen on Saturday

Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece seem in high spirits as they arrive to show their respect for their fellow royal

Prince Philippos and Princess Nina of Greece seem in high spirits as they arrive to show their respect for their fellow royal

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark herself looked incredibly happy as she greeted guests at the theater.

Dressed in a stunning red dress and adorned with jewels, she was also more than happy to pose for photos.

The monarch, who has now reigned for 50 years, must have been relieved that this gala took place.

Several events planned for her have been canceled this weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth. However, the Danish queen was sure to pay tribute to Elizabeth at this event.

And on social networksa, she posted a message asking for a minute of silence before the start of the festivities.

The event was filled with members of the European royal family, alongside members of the Danish royal family.

Among them were Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark and Carlos Morales Quintana, as well as Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrives for a command performance in a stunning red dress and jewelry

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrives for a command performance in a stunning red dress and jewelry

After the death of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is now the longest-serving monarch in the world.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is now the longest-serving monarch in the world.

The Queen seemed in high spirits as she attended the event, which was packed with European royals

The Queen seemed in high spirits as she attended the event, which was packed with European royals

Denmark's Princess Isabelle stunned in a delicate dress and tiara as she joined her grandmother for her celebrations

Denmark’s Princess Isabelle stunned in a delicate dress and tiara as she joined her grandmother for her celebrations

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio arrive at this gala to celebrate the Danish monarch

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio arrive at this gala to celebrate the Danish monarch

Countess Alexandra (former wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark and mother of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix) arrives at the show

Countess Alexandra (former wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark and mother of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix) arrives at the show

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrive for a commissioned performance at the old stage of the Royal Theater

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrive for a commissioned performance at the old stage of the Royal Theater

Princess Benedikte (right) and Queen Anne-Marie (left) arrive for the joyful performance to celebrate the Queen

Princess Benedikte (right) and Queen Anne-Marie (left) arrive for the joyful performance to celebrate the Queen

The Swedish royal couple - Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia - were part of the European royal family present

The Swedish royal couple – Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia – were part of the European royal family present

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark and Carlos Morales Quintana arrive at the show

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark and Carlos Morales Quintana arrive at the show

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine attend the service at Church of Our Lady for the Queen's 50th jubilee of government in Copenhagen

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine attend the service at Church of Our Lady for the Queen’s 50th jubilee of government in Copenhagen

Pictured: Crown Prince Frederik, right, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, fourth from right, with Prince Christian and Princess Isabella of Denmark arrive for the performance

Pictured: Crown Prince Frederik, right, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, fourth from right, with Prince Christian and Princess Isabella of Denmark arrive for the performance

Princess Benedikte of Denmark and her sister Queen Anne-Marie of Greece arrive at the command

Princess Benedikte of Denmark and her sister Queen Anne-Marie of Greece arrive at the command

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark and Mathew Kumar look in good spirits as they pose for a photo

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark and Mathew Kumar look in good spirits as they pose for a photo

Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, Danish Minister of Culture, and her husband arrive at the 50th anniversary party

Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, Danish Minister of Culture, and her husband arrive at the 50th anniversary party