Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turned 80 years old on April 16. Originally, the plan was multi-days of celebrations which would’ve seen royals from across the continent gather together for a glitzy banquet. Amid the ongoing pandemic, sadly, that all had to be canceled—but the Queen’s royal peers found another meaningful way to mark her big day.
Kings and Queens, Grand Dukes and Duchesses, and Crown Princes and Princesses from all over Europe recorded celebratory videos for Margrethe. The Danish Royal House stated that she was “surprised,” by the gesture, adding, “Though the Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses could not be present to celebrate The Queen in Denmark as otherwise planned, all nevertheless wanted to delight Her Majesty with personal congratulations.”