The Queen of Denmark comes out to celebrate her new Netflix film, ‘Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction’

By Allyson Shiffman

Photo: Valdemar Ren / Netflix

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark responsible for the costume and set design for period drama Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction, the premiere in Copenhagen last night was a fittingly royal affair

Moments before yesterday’s premiere screening of Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction, a woman in a pouf-sleeved dress issued a gentle reminder that guests must stand while the royal family enters and exits the cinema. After all, it’s not every day that Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary attend a film premiere. The Queen was not there to simply enjoy Karen Blixen’s tale of royal romance and deceit, mind you, but rather to celebrate her major contribution to the film: she designed both the costumes and sets for the period drama, which arrives on Netflix September 14th.


Following the screening, which took place yesterday evening at Moltkes Palæ in Copenhagen, Queen Magrethe did another thing you don’t see a royal do every day: she participated in a moderated Q and A. Appearing alongside director Bille August, the Queen graciously discussed the long road to bringing her vision to life.

Afterwards, guests decamped to the salon to sip champagne and nibble on chocolates to the tune of a string quartet. A lucky few – including director Nicolas Winding Refn’s youngest daughter, Lizzielou, had their portrait live drawn.

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