Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte's 70th birthday
HRH Princess Benedikte turns 70 on Tuesday, 29 April. The birthday will be celebrated at the castle in Berleburg, where His Highness Prince Richard will host a banquet for family and friends from Denmark and Germany. Among the guests will be The Queen and The Prince Consort and Queen Anne-Marie.
On Friday, 2 May, Prinsesse Benedikte holds the following events in Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg:
Reception of representatives of Dronning Isabella Fonden (The Queen Isabella Foundation), who will present a portrait of Princess Benedikte painted by Lars Physant.
Reception for family and friends as well as representatives of the Court.
Reception for representatives of official Denmark and of the Princess’s patronages. The Queen and The Prince Consort and Queen Anne-Marie participate.
The foundation takes its name from King Christian II’s queen, who as Princess Isabella of Castile came to Copenhagen in 1515. With her European background and education, she worked to leave her mark on Danish cultural life of the past and to create interest in Denmark for the countries to the south. In that way, Queen Isabella helped open the way for the cultural contacts between Denmark and Spain.
Queen Isabella is interred in Saint Knud’s Church in Odense.