Queen Margrethe II was just named Costume Designer of the Year in Denmark

By Linnéa Pesonen

Photo: @detdanskekongehus

The former Queen of Denmark received the coveted Robert Award for her remarkable work in Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction

It’s been a busy couple of months for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Since she announced her decision to step down from the throne on New Year’s Eve, the monarch has received a wave of tributes honouring her life and service to her country, including museum exhibitions and even an upcoming TV show akin to The Crown, which delves into her fascinating royal journey.


Today, Queen Margrethe gained another recognition, this time for her contributions to the art world, as she was granted a Robert Award for Costume Designer of the Year for her work in the popular Netflix period drama Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction. The accolade, bestowed by the Danish Film Academy, is no small feat: in Denmark, the Robert Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTA Film Awards.

“I am deeply grateful, touched, and proud of the recognition that the Robert Award represents. Receiving an award that the industry itself awards makes me particularly happy, and it has been a great joy and pleasure to be able to contribute to the expression of the film,” the former Queen said in a statement posted on the Danish royal family’s official Instagram account. “I would like to thank the entire team behind the film, but I especially thank all those who have made my ideas, sketches, and drawings a reality – not least the talented people who have sewn and worked with the many costumes.”