Queen Margrethe II of Denmark gives blue checks her royal stamp of approval

By Josefin Forsberg
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 82nd birthday

Photo: @detdanskekongehus

In celebration of her 82nd birthday, the Danish queen greeted well-wishers in a checkered blue skirt suit and matching silk blouse

On April 16th, the Danish royal family celebrated Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 82nd birthday. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine joined the queen as she waved to crowds and viewed the changing of the guard from the veranda of Marselisborg Palace to mark the royal birthday.


The queen wore a loosely tailored double-breasted blue checkered blazer unbuttoned with a matching knee-length skirt. The ensemble of elevated tailoring was paired with a silky blue blouse with hidden buttons and a standing collar, as well as matching sapphire earrings and a delicate brooch.

Queen Margrethe II ascended the throne in 1972 after the death of her father Frederik IX becoming the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I, ruler of the Scandinavian kingdoms in 1375–1412. During her reign, the Danish queen with her devil-may-care approach to style has been a fast supporter of local craftsmanship, helping to establish some of Denmark's most prominent designers and goldsmiths – such as Arje Griegst, who designed the divisive meadow crown.

As such, there is no surprise that the younger members of the royal family should take after the female monarch. Crown Princess Mary has her finger on the fashion pulse. For the occasion, she favoured crafty trend seen on the 2022 runways, wearing a broderie anglaise blouse with a standing collar and a sleek tailored coat.

The youngest royal, Princess Josephine of Denmark, was also seen sporting elevated tailoring during the event, wearing a brown checkered blazer with a button-up shirt, while older sister Princess Isabella of Denmark embraced the traditional tailoring of royal dressing, adopting a modern take on the occasion wear in a more vivid colour scheme. For the Queen's birthday, she wore a Boss blazer in one of the trendiest colours for spring, lilac, grounded with an otherwise minimalist colour scheme of black and cream.

Later on during the Easter weekend Princess Isabella was spotted wearing another iteration of a blue checkered blazer by Danish brand Julie Fagerholt Heartmade (Previously worn by Crown Princess Mary in 2019) to Easter Sunday Service paired with a Re-Edition Prada Nylon bag.