On the street Store Kongensgade, as you can see, I did get close enough to wave to Margrethe. Here she and Henrik are on their way to the Copenhagen Townhall.
Who wants to be a republican* when you have such an amazing Queen :-). That seems to be the general perception of things. Even the rather critical newpaper Politiken rested their case today - their headline saying Tillykke (Congratulations) today." (I do not know what AMK means by republican but I will ask her. I am sure it does not have an American meaning.)
Thank you dear cousin for this wonderful photo essay. Yes, I would have enjoyed this very much. She is truly an amazing Queen of Denmark. Both she and Henrik are very talented. The pictures are much more meaningful because you took them. (AMK has her Masters in Journalism.)
Tiny Lesson in Danish Manners:
If you find yourself in a store or restaurant, and you happen to see a member of the Danish Royal Family who is eating or shopping, please mind your own business, do not stare, and give respect to their personal privacy in a public venue. The Danish Royal Family are not elitist like in some countries. They are egalitarian and are sometimes seen walking the dog or taking a child to school.
*My cousin AMK explained to me later in email that 'republican" in Denmark means someone who wants to abolish the monarchy. The word does not refer at all to the American political party.