In 1989, HM The Queen was awarded the Mother-Tongue Society’s prize, and Her Majesty received the Adeil Order in 1990.
Since 1970, HM The Queen has been actively engaged in a number of artistic modes of expression: painting, church textiles, watercolours, prints, book illustrations, découpage
works, scenography and embroidery. Many of these artistic works have been
shown in connection with exhibitions in Denmark and abroad.
The Queen’s artistic works are represented at the following art museums: Statens
Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, , and Køge Art
Gallery Sketch Collection (sketches for church textiles).
Køge Art Museum of Sketches and The Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, both 1988; Millesgaarden, Stockholm, 1989; Blaafarveværket, Norway, 1991; Baron Boltens Gaard,
Copenhagen, 1991; Gammel Holtegaard, 1993 and Herning Art Gallery, 1993-1994;
Schloss Bourglinster, Luxembourg, 1994; Aarhus Art Building, Marienlyst Palace,
Helsingør, and the Danish Central Library, Flensburg, all 1998; The National Museum,
Reykjavik, (church textiles), 1998; Gallery J.M.S. (together with Dorte Foss), Oslo,
1999; Sofiero Palace, Hälsingborg, together with works of the late Crown Princess
Margareta, 2002; The Karen Blixen Museum (découpage works), Rungsted, 2002
and Blaafarveværket, Norway, 2003; The Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, 2002-
2003; Yamanashi Hemslöjd, Tokyo, Japan, 2003; Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, and
Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, together with works of the late Prince Eugen, 2003-2004;
Museo Stibbert, Firenze, Italy, 2006; The Bakkehus Museum, Copenhagen, together with
HRH The Prince Consort, 2007; Vitskøl Convent, Vendsyssel, 2007; Børglum Convent, Vendyssel,
2008; The Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig, 2009; H.C. Andersen’s House, Odense, 2009; Museo Franz
Meyer, Mexico; The Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, USA; Prince Gong’s Palace, Beijing, China and The Skovgaard Museum, Viborg, 2010; Tokyo, Japan, 2011.
Altarpiece for Skei Fjellkirke and Østre Gausdal, Norway, 2001.
HM The Queen has designed and embroidered chasubles for the Chapel at Fredensborg Palace (1976); the Chapel at Kronborg Castle; Angmagssalik/Tasiillaq Church, Greenland
(both 1985); four chasubles and antependia for Haderslev Cathedral (1987-1988); four
chasubles for Aarhus Cathedral (1993-1995); St. Mary Church, Sønderborg, 2007; and Vemmetofte Convent church, 2008.
DESIGN AND EMBROIDERY OF BISHOP'S CAPES
Helsingør Diocese (1986); Viborg Diocese (1989); design of bishop's cape for HaderslevCathedral (1987-1988) and Aarhus Cathedral (1999); Aalborg Cathedral, 2006.
Design for a wedding rug for Fredensborg Palace church (1999)
SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUMES
Costumes for the TV Theatre’s production of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep”, 1987; scenography and costumes for the ballet, “A
Folk Tale”, The Royal Theatre, 1991; scenography (découpage works) and costumes
for a film about H.C. Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”, 1999-2000; costumes
for the ballet pantomime, “Love in the Dustbin”, based on fairy tales by H.C. Andersen, The Tivoli Pantomime Theatre, 2001; découpage works and sketches for Karen Blixen’s “The Sailor-Boy’s Tale”, Svalegangen’s puppet theatre, 2004; ¨Tommelise¨, based on H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale, The Pantomime Theatre, 2005; scenography and costumes for ¨Twelve by the Mail¨, The Court Theatre, 2006; ¨The Tinder Box¨, The Pantomime Theatre, 2007; scenography and costumes for ¨The Steadfast Tin Solider¨, The Court Theatre, 2007; ¨The Swineherd¨, The Pantomime Theatre, 2009; and découpage, scenography and costumes for the film, ¨The Wild Swans¨, based on H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale, 2009.
Danish-language version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of The Rings” republished with illustrations by HM The Queen, 2002; “Historierne om Regnar Lodbrog” (The Tales of Regnar Lodbrog), 1979; “Bjarkemål” (The Song of Bjarke), 1982; Poul Ørum’s “Komedie i Florens” (Comedy in Florence), 1990. Prince Henrik’s “Cantabile”, 2000 (illustrated with découpage works); National and Family Bible, 2000 (vignettes); “Snedronningen. Et eventyr af H.C. Andersen” and “The Snow Queen. A fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen”, both 2000 (découpage works); Karen Blixen’s “Syv fantastiske fortællinger” and “Seven Gothic Tales”, both 2003 (découpage works).
Lithographs for The Danish Yacht Safety Board, 1986; the Danish Red Cross. 1988; costume sketches for “A Folk Tale” for the Danish Red Cross, 1991; Save the Children,
1994; Stentrykkets Venners Kunstnerlegat (artist’s grant by friends of lithography), 2000.
SKETCHES AND STUDIES
The Christmas postage stamp, 1970; illustrations for calendars for The Handicraft Society,1978 and 1984; The Christmas Spoon of the Year, 1984; the Greenland Christmas
postage stamp, 1983; the special postage stamp “The Fifth of May 1945-85”, 1985;
postage stamps for The National Association for the Mentally Handicapped, 1988; a
calendar for The Sclerosis Society, 1990; watercolours for The Co-operative Association,
1991; watercolours for Save the Children; Christmas cards for the World Wildlife Fund,
1991, 1994 and 1998; post cards for The Danish Seamen’s Church, 1992; illustrations for
a DanChurchAid calendar, 1993; playing cards for The Danish Refugee Council, 1994;
cards for UNICEF, 1996; a Christmas Heart for Save the Children, 1997; motives for
Christmas cards for the World Wildlife Fund, 1998; a poster for the collection “Help the
Balkans”, 1999; a calendar for The Danish Cancer Society, together with Bjørn Nørgaard’s
tapestries, 2003; a jubilee poster for The Danish Stroke and Aphasia Association and a
porcelain dish for Børnehjælpsdagen (Child Welfare Day), both 2004.
Simone de Beauvoir’s “Tous les hommes sont mortels” into Danish under the assumed name of H.M. Vejerbjerg (HM The Queen together with HRH The Prince Consort). In
addition, HM The Queen has produced Danish translations of Stig Strömholm’s “Dalen”, “Fälten”
and “Skogen”, 1988-1989, and Eric Linklater’s “The Wind on the Moon” (with cover