COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP)– Denmark’s Queen Margrethe laid a wreath on the tomb of her moms and dads Friday as she marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s earliest judgment monarchy. The celebrations were kept in the shadow of the pandemic that has actually caused the post ponement of a few of the occasions to September.

The break out which currently stopped public events for the popular king’s 80 th birthday in 2020, implied that a number of visitors needed to cancel their involvement in the two-day events. They consisted of Margrethe’s more youthful sis, previous Queen Anne-Marie of Greece whose other half has actually checked favorable for COVID-19 The Greek monarchy was eliminated in the 1970 s.

Flanked by her other sibling, Princess Benedikte, her 2 boys– consisting of Crown Prince Frederik, the successor to the throne– and their partners, Margrethe laid a wreath at the tomb of her moms and dads at the Roskilde cathedral, west of Copenhagen, where Danish royals have actually been buried considering that 1559.

She likewise met the federal government and went to a reception at Parliament.

” You are an ethical compass,” Henrik Dam Kristensen, speaker of the Danish Parliament stated in an address to the emperor at the 179- seat Folketing. He kept in mind that Margrethe is the very first female king of Denmark given that her name Queen Margrethe I, the ruler of the Scandinavian nations in 1375–1412 throughout the Kalmar Union.

While Friday’s part of the events was preserved, jubilee occasions arranged for Saturday have actually been held off, consisting of Margrethe being cheered by thousands from the veranda of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, a trip through the capital in a horse-drawn carriage, a gala efficiency at the Royal Theater and a joyful banquet.

On Jan. 14, 1972, her daddy, King Frederik IX, passed away after a brief disease. The following day, a red-eyed Margrethe, aged 31, based on the veranda of the downtown Christiansborg Castle and was officially proclaimed queen prior to a crowd of thousands.

Throughout her reign, the queen has actually crisscrossed the world and made various gos to abroad.

Last year she took a trip to Denmark’s independent areas of the Faeroe Islands and Greenland. She likewise went to Berlin for the centennial of the 1920 reunification with Denmark of the southern part of the Jutland peninsula which had actually been under German guideline.

When she has a break from main responsibilities, Margrethe– Europe’s 2nd longest ruling emperor after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II– paints, sketches, highlights books, produces church fabrics and embroiders. She has actually likewise developed outfits and sets for a number of ballets at the Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen’s downtown theme park.

Born on April 16, 1940, a week after the start of Nazi Germany’s World War II profession of Denmark, the baby princess ended up being a sign of want to lots of Danes in the war years.

It took a vote to make her queen. In 1953, the Danish Constitution was altered following a referendum in which more than 85%of individuals voted to enable female succession.

Previously, the Danish throne had actually come down just through the male line, however the increase of feminism and the truth that Frederik and Swedish-born Queen Ingrid had 3 children however no kid, had actually swayed popular opinion.

The Danish constitution provides Margrethe no genuine political power however she is plainly fluent in law and understands the material of legislation she is hired to sign.

” My principal and essential job is to be Queen of Denmark and the president,” she stated in a current television interview. “But I am grateful that I can likewise reveal myself creatively.”

One of her newest jobs is collages for a movie by Danish Academy Award-winning director Bille August, who is adjusting a story about a fairy tale kingdom. The movie is anticipated in 2023.

Her appeal has actually in part grown due to the fact that of her uncomplicated talking in her yearly telecasted New Years speeches, where she has actually discussed being less “self-centered,” incorporating immigrants and taking on solitude.

In 2014, 82%of participants in a survey opposed eliminating the monarchy.

Ten years earlier, commemorating her 40 th anniversary on the throne, Margrethe reviewed her function and the future of the Danish monarchy, stating: “You do not work to keep a position, you work to keep your nation,”

” You offer your life to your nation,” she stated. Margrethe has numerous times rejected the tip she must relinquish in favor of her 52- year-old child, Crown Prince Frederik.