Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 44/2022
5 September 2022
On 10–11 September 2022, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö and his spouse Jenni Haukio will attend modified celebrations in Copenhagen marking the 50th jubilee of the accession to the throne of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. In addition to the presidential couple, the events will be attended by other Nordic heads of state and their spouses.
Due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the programme has been modified and will not begin until Saturday evening, 10 September, with a concert in the Royal Danish Theatre. On Sunday 11 September, President Niinistö and Jenni Haukio will attend a service in the Copenhagen Cathedral and a luncheon hosted by the Queen on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. The visit will end with a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace.
14 January 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne. Additional information about the jubilee year and its programme is available on the website of the Royal House of Denmark.
Press release updated on 9 September 2022: Due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death, modifications have been made to the events celebrating the 50th jubilee of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne. The press release has been modified to correspond to the new programme. For more information, see press release of 9 September 2022 of the Royal House of Denmark.